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Does cancer cause elevated white blood cells?

Does cancer cause elevated white blood cells?

Yes it can on occasi: Advanced cancer can be associated with high white blood cell(wbc) count. It is called a para-neoplastic syndrome and is felt to be due to chemicals released from cancer cells which then stimulate production of wbcs. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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Can cancer always cause high white blood cell counts?

Can cancer always cause high white blood cell counts?

No: The vast majority of cancers donor affect the CBC. Anyone who tells you otherwise is wrong. Thanks for asking. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what occurs to white blood cells when someone has cancer?

Minimal: Cancer cells do not produce an increase in white cells seen with inflammation. There is a slight change in ability to turn on cytotoxic and antibody producing cells. Where bacterial infections can boost the WBC's, cancers have a minimal reaction considered to help in surveillance. The amt, of tumor protein for a response is about 1000ugm where tumors have about 25 ugm. ...Read more

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Hi can a blood biochemistry and hamatolghy profile detect cancer and does it change the white blood cells?

Sometimes.: There is no single test, or group of tests that can detect all cancers. An abnormal CBC (complete blood count) can find signs of blood cancer (leukemia, usually). A comprehensive chemistry cancer may show signs of cancer, but usually only advanced disease. A few cancers can cause the white blood count to go up, but a high WBC is very non-specific. High WBC is rarely because of cancer. ...Read more

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Can you answer, is white blood cells in your eye any way related to a type of cancer?

Can you answer, is white blood cells in your eye any way related to a type of cancer?

Unlikely: White cells in the eye are typically just inflammatory cells and can be present in a number of conditions, such as iritis, or in the post-operative period from eye surgery. Rarely, white cells can indicate the presence of lymphoma in the eye. Other types of cancers in the eye tend to be seen as masses, rather than cells. An ophthalmologist should be able to identify the source of these cells. ...Read more

Dr. Angelica Balingit
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Blood Cells (Definition)

Blood cells are individual cells that are carried by blood to various organs. White blood cells fight infection. Red ...Read more