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What Does Increased Band Cell Mean
My sister's child undergone a blood test and it was found mild leukocytosis with increased number of band cells. What this means ..Is this a cancer.?
White blood cell bands increased for the last 3 months. It was 8, then 10, now 12. I haven't had fever or infection. Could this mean cancer is back?
Not helpful: Don't draw any conclusions from this. Bands vary, mostly with how well the lab looks for them. Your papillary thyroid cancer will either not recur, or recur as itself -- another tiny lump -- or much less likely, in an unmistakable form as a rapidly-growing mass. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes and No: An increase in total white blood cell count has several reason and cancer is just one of them. The most common reason is infection. It can also be due to the use of steroids. Stress can also cause an increase in white cells (but usually modest increase). Finally, yes cancer such as leukemia and lymphoma can be associated with high white cells. ...Read more
Common nonspecific: a completely normal stomach biopsy is supposed to show essentially no inflammation. However, it is extremely common to see very mild degrees of chronic inflammation (lymphocytes and plasma cells). Active gastritis due to helicobacter pylori would have acute inflammation, which was not reported in your biopsy. Your findings are non specific and common/minimal, does not need treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had LP & it stated 1 gamma band found consistent with b-cell brain tumor. Not enough for ms. I have pituitary macroadenoma. What does this mean?
Immature cells: Bands are the immature white blood cells, their presence can mean many things, but we typically find them elevated in acute infection, in the sense that in an acute infection your bone marrow is pumping out so many white blood cells to fight infection that it start pumping out immature ones "bands". ...Read more
My CSF results show normal cell count but show inflammatory proteins-oligoclonal bands, what does this mean please?
Oligoclonal bands: These proteins are immunoglobulins usually detected by separating the proteins in an electric field-charged gel. Many CNS diseases are associated with their presence, but most commonly they are tested for when there is concern about multiple sclerosis. Since many diseases can cause the abnormality, finding them is not specific and must be correlated with symptoms and other findings. ...Read more
What does mild leukocytosis with a slight increase in neutrophils (about 7% band neutrophils) and neutrophils have slightly increased granulation mean?
Elevated numbers: Said in another way: a white blood cell count the is slightly higher than normal levels. Within the group of white blood cells there is a slightly higher than normal proportion of neutrophils. 7% are young neutrophils. This result may (eg bacterial) or may not (eg stress response) suggest an infection since there is no clinical context. Try rephrasing the question with symptoms included in it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
HPV - precancerous : The Papanicolou or Pap, smear was invented to screen for women who might go on to develop cervical cancer by looking for abnormal cells on a smear for the cervix. More recently, science has shown that these changes are caused by the Human Papilloma Virus, or HPV. Your doctor was saying both of these things. You will need more frequent monitoring for a while. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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