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A 43-year-old member asked:

Would a full blood countbe abnormal if hodgkins lymphoma was present?

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Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
Medical Oncology 37 years experience
Could be: If the lymphoma is advanced and involves the bone marrow, a person could have low blood counts but often the CBC will be normal.
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Dr. Hernani Cualing
Pathology 32 years experience
Not usually: If one has concurrent bacterial or viral infectious process together with Hodgkin lymphoma, then the blood count could be abnormal. Diagnosis of Hodgkin, in early stages usually does not imply changes in blood counts. Therapy for Hodgkin will alter the blood count. So if your blood count is abnormal, check with your MD what could be causes. , Hodgkin may also show mild WBC increase fever etc.
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Last updated Aug 30, 2018
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