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A 28-year-old male asked:

I have high lymphocyte % (the # of lymphocytes is normal) and i also have low neutrophil % (with # in range). all other cbc blood work normal. cancer?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Hamsa Jayaraj
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
Lymphocytosis causes: Indicates chronic inflammation. Do you have any symptoms? Why was the blood work done? Follow up with your doctor.
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Wouldn't think so: A CBC is not a valid screening test for cancer. Of all the human cancers, most would have a normal CBC early in the course & many remain so well after discovery. A CBC gives a non-specific snapshot of the existing state of the cells in circulation. It gives more suggestions on acute or chronic infections or blood production.
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Last updated Jul 6, 2018

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