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Does Having A High White Blood Cell Count Indicate Leukemia
Leukemia is a malignant hematologic neoplasm that originates in the bone marrow and represents a clonal proliferation of hematopoietic elements belonging to any of the myeloid, lymphoid, erythroid, and megakaryocytic lineages. Of note, other hematologic neoplasms like lymphoma or myeloma may demonstrate a leukemic phase without actually originating in the bone marrow ...Read more
Not high at all: Leukemia is a word that means "white blood". Originally leukemia was recognized when the white blood count was very high. However, as we develop a better understanding, we know that leukemia can be associated with a very low, normal, or high white blood cell count. What is important is the process going on in the bone marrow. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you had normal white blood cell count & all other normal bloodwork several months ago is it possible you could have leukemia anyway?
Ref. Range 4.0-11.0. My white blood cell count was 11.8. How likely is leukemia? I had a sinus infection and abd rash at the time.
If you have a CBC with differential and the only thing abnormal is the high white blood cell count can you dismiss luekemia for the most part?
No: The way the cells look is more important. Chronic lymphocytic leukemia will show elevated lymphocytes. Acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) and acute lymphoblastic leukemia (all) may be "aleukemic" with normal or low white count. If you are concerned about leukemia, your physician needs to talk frankly with you and a hematologist consult may be in order in any case. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My 13 yr old daughter got a white blood cell count of 3.6 come in yesterday and her uncle passed away at 18 with luekemia Should we go do more tests n?
The WBC count alone: doesn't give us enough information to give you the proper answer to this. When the WBC count was done, there should have been what's called a differential, which is important for that type of diagnosis. Would also need to know more about her health and why the labwork was done. Please recontact one of us through HealthTap Prime, where we can do a better consult...and discuss with her doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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