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What is an anc?

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Dr. Stephen Noga
Internal Medicine - Oncology
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In brief: Absolute neutrophil

Count (anc) there are different types of white blood cells.
The polys or neutrophils fight off baterial and fungal infection so knowing how many there are is important. This is especially the case because many chemotherapy drugs reduce the neutrophil count leaving one open to infection. Knowing the anc helps doctors determine how vulnerable a patient is to infection or sepsis.

In brief: Absolute neutrophil

Count (anc) there are different types of white blood cells.
The polys or neutrophils fight off baterial and fungal infection so knowing how many there are is important. This is especially the case because many chemotherapy drugs reduce the neutrophil count leaving one open to infection. Knowing the anc helps doctors determine how vulnerable a patient is to infection or sepsis.
Dr. Stephen Noga
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Dr. Michael Thompson
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Abs Neut Count

Anc = absolute neutrophil count anc <500 is severe and most concerning for infection risk.
Neutrophils are a type of white blood cell (WBC) that fight infections - particularly bacterial infections.

In brief: Abs Neut Count

Anc = absolute neutrophil count anc <500 is severe and most concerning for infection risk.
Neutrophils are a type of white blood cell (WBC) that fight infections - particularly bacterial infections.
Dr. Michael Thompson
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