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Can chronic sinituitis be viral and cause high lymphocytes 52% n low neutrophils 33% absolute #'s were in normal range though? Scared of cancer

Can chronic sinituitis be viral and cause high lymphocytes 52% n low neutrophils 33% absolute #'s were in normal range though? Scared of cancer

Numbers fine: Those numbers are fine for your lymphocyte and neutrophil percentages. You can have virus infections that hold on for a while causing symptoms, but more likely the chronic symptoms are caused by allergies. I would work with your doc or and ENT to determine cause of your chronic symptoms, and then add if an allergist if felt to be allergic in nature. Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Would high granulocytes, monocyctes, neutrophils, and low lymphocytes/100cells point towards cancer? Two blood tests in past 2 yrs have these results.

Would high granulocytes, monocyctes, neutrophils, and low lymphocytes/100cells point towards cancer? Two blood tests in past 2 yrs have these results.

Blood test: To place your test results in a better perspective, discuss them with your provider and/or see a hematologist. Avoid the guessing game. Read more

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I have low neutrophils 34% and high lymphocytes increasing from 59.5 to 64% in 2 months and low serum ferritin 4.2 are these early symptoms of cancer?

I have low neutrophils 34% and high lymphocytes increasing from 59.5 to 64% in 2 months and low serum ferritin 4.2 are these early symptoms of cancer?

Other possibilities: A normal cell blood count should have the following ranges:Neutrophils (55-70%) and Lymphocytes (20-40%). Elevated lymphocytes levels can occur in some cancers but also occur with autoimmune disorders and viral infections. Its best to see your doctor for further evaluation. Symptoms of weight loss, fever, night sweats or enlarged lymph nodes should be addressed promptly. Read more

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Wbc 12.7 high Mch 26.2 low Rdw 17.2 high Abs neutrophils 8738 high Abs eosinophils 559 high. No answers. All else norm. Is cancer possible? Scared

Wbc 12.7 high Mch 26.2 low Rdw 17.2 high Abs neutrophils 8738 high Abs eosinophils 559 high. No answers. All else norm. Is cancer possible? Scared

This "sounds like": ALLERGY of some sort...The elevated EOSINOPHILS are the "clue"
There is nothing about this Blood Count that suggests Cancer!

Hope this helps!
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What would cause high neutrophil count and low lymphocyte count with a total wbc of 8? Is it cancer?!

No it is Not Cancer!: A WBC count of 8, made of neutrophils can not be cancer related. So you should not think about Cancer that much. If you feel well, you should ignore this report. If you want a more exact answer, then you need to send us the complete report of the numbers of cell in your CBC. Read more

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What does it mean to have a high monocytes and low neutrophils absolute count while I am taking Nexavar, (sorafenib) a chemotherapy for advanced thyroid cancer?

Effect of chemo: Low neutrophils are expected with chemotherapy agents, as the drugs destroy them (in the process of destroying the cancerous cells.) High monocyte count can be due to an infection or inflammation. Also, as the blood counts recover after a dose of chemo, the monocyte count can also be temporarily improved. Good luck with your cancer treatment. Read more

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Is a high neutrophil band count normal if you've been diagnosed with breast cancer?

Is a high neutrophil band count normal if you've been diagnosed with breast cancer?

No, not directly: High neutrophil counts are typically associated with acute inflammatory conditions such as infections or post-surgery. They will also be elevated after receiving a hematopoietic growth factor to strengthen the immune system after post-chemotherapy neutropenia (decreased neutrophil count). Breast cancer does not directly affect the count. Read more

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8yrs have wbc is low 3.32 Neutrophil is low 33.5 and lymphocyte is high of 57. This cancer?? I worried a lot. Cant sleep,

8yrs have wbc is low 3.32 Neutrophil is low 33.5 and lymphocyte is high of 57. This cancer?? I worried a lot. Cant sleep,

Doubtful: You need to speak with your doctor, but these numbers are not alarming, notwithstanding that they are chronic. Would not believe that this is neoplastic in nature. Read more

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Can a elevated WBC (14.1) high neutrophils (69%) low lymphocytes (23%) & large lymph nodes indicate cancer?

Can a elevated WBC (14.1) high neutrophils (69%) low lymphocytes (23%) & large lymph nodes indicate cancer?

Possible, but...: Without knowing more specifics of how the patient is doing clinically as well as the results of other blood tests (like the rest of the cbc), infection would be more likely with this picture (especially the elevated neutrophils). There are definitely other tests that could be performed if cancer was more of a concern, if this was warranted. Read more

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4 colon polyps removed, age 31. Leukocytes, Lymphocytes, and Neutrophils high. Waiting for pathology results. Should I be worried? Could it be cancer?

4 colon polyps removed, age 31. Leukocytes, Lymphocytes, and Neutrophils high. Waiting for pathology results. Should I be worried? Could it be cancer?

Congrats!: Congratulations for following your Doctor's suggestion to have a colonoscopy!! The chances are you are AVOIDING CANCER with the EARLY detection of these Polyps!!!

Keep up the good healthy habits! Read more

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Could periodontitis cause high white blood cell count, elevated platelet count, and low neutrophils. Any causes besides cancer can cause this.

Could periodontitis cause high white blood cell count, elevated platelet count, and low neutrophils. Any causes besides cancer can cause this.

2 separate problems: Periodontitis and gingivitis frequently are seen in patients with neutropenia. 1. See your PCP first for consultation, tests and treatment. 2. See your dentist for periodontal evaluation and treatment, according to PCP recommendations. Read more

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Pediatric cancer? Low RBC, low WBC, low platelets, low IGM, high MCV, low neutrophils, low monocytes and low eosinophils, occasional myelocytes,

Pediatric cancer? Low RBC, low WBC, low platelets, low IGM, high MCV, low neutrophils, low monocytes and low eosinophils, occasional myelocytes,

Tough set of labs: Suppression of multiple cell lines certainly is a concerning finding on a CBC. Yes, there are pediatric cancers that may present with this type of blood test results. Talking to your heme/onc specialist as soon as possible would be advisable! But don't jump to conclusions because a specialist with the "whole picture" may give you a very surprising answer! Read more

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I have high lymphocytes, low neutrophils, normal WBC (4900) and normal sed rate. I'm scared to death I have cancer. I had a corneal transplant 4 months ago and use steroidal eye drops 4 times a day. The blood tests were discovered because I felt like I

I have high lymphocytes, low neutrophils, normal WBC (4900) and normal sed rate. I'm scared to death I have cancer. I had a corneal transplant 4 months ago and use steroidal eye drops 4 times a day. The blood tests were discovered because I felt like I

Take: Take a deep breath! Call your doctor and explain your anxiety about these laboratory findings; he or she will be able to give you more information pertinent to you than any of us can here on this board. However, from what you describe, it seems very unlikely that you have cancer.

There are many benign causes of changes in the numbers of lymphocytes and neutrophils. The necessary evaluation depends on whether the absolute numbers of these cells, the alc and anc, respectively, are changed or whether it is only a relative percentage difference from the norm without any significant changes in the absolute numbers of these cells. These changes can be caused by medications, an infection, thyroid changes, and even autoimmune changes.

If the results persist, you may want to ask your doctor for a referral to a hematologist to get to the bottom of the matter and put your mind at ease. Read more

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My neutrophils count is elevated and lymphocytes count is reduced. Is this related to stress? Is this sign of cancer?

My neutrophils count is elevated and lymphocytes count is reduced. Is this related to stress? Is this sign of cancer?

Probably meaningless: Percentages mean nothing apart from absolute numbers, and these fluctuate wildly, even fairly far from the "reference range" (which you shouldn't confuse with the "healthy range" -- it's arbitrarily set so that several percent of healthies fall outside at either end). I can raise my absolute neutrophil count to maybe 20, 000 by swimming for half an hour in cold water. Read more

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I had a raised lymphocytes it was 50 normal 25-40. Low neutrophil its 37 normal is 50-73. Morphology normal. Platlets elevated. Could it be cancer?

I had a raised lymphocytes it was 50 normal 25-40. Low neutrophil its 37 normal is 50-73. Morphology normal. Platlets elevated. Could it be cancer?

Stop worrying: These numbers fluctuate wildly with something as simple as a cold shower. If the absolute white count is basically normal, you're fine. Reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside on either end. Best wishes. Read more

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Is a neutrophil level of 1.53 cancer?

Is a neutrophil level of 1.53 cancer?

Not in and of itself: What is the measure unit you are using?
Do you mean 1530 of the total wbc?
This neutrophil value is normal. Read more