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Does White Blood Cell Count Go Up With Cancer
My white blood cell count was 6.25... Is this normal or low? Is it okay to take prednisone for poison ivy with this WBC count?
Not necessarily: Many conditions such as infection, inflammatory process, infarction can increase white blood cells count. This is a normal body response. However, if white blood cell counts persistently elevated in the absence of infection/inflammation &/or if it is associated with abnormality on the other blood counts-red blood and platelets -further evaluations including bone marrow biopsy is likely needed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Possibly: While other diseases can cause low white blood cell counts, the possibility of cancer in the bone marrow is always raised when this is seen. Cancer cells can replace the normal cells of the bone marrow. The normal cells produce mature circulating blood cells (white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets). If they are compromised, so are their products. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Wbc is not a prominent issue in most cancers. ...Read more
Need further eval: An elevated wbc, leukocytosis, is frequently a sign of inflammatory response most likely with a response to infection. Further information is required to help categorize it. Go over your results with your primary care. If needed a hematology consult may assist further. Best wishes. ...Read more
What do you think, could most cancers result in a higher than normal white blood cell count in a blood test?
Unlikely: An increased white count can occur for many reasons (eg, with infection, inflammation, stress response, etc). But just because your WBC is up and you happen to have HPV does not mean the two are related. For your HPV make sure that you are up to date with your gyn exams as this is the best way to prevent HPV related cancer of the cervix. ...Read more
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