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Can you please explain why a high white blood cell count is consistent with cancer?

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Dr. Boris Ripa
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In brief: Could be high

Could be low. Many other tests should be done to confirm cancer.

In brief: Could be high

Could be low. Many other tests should be done to confirm cancer.
Dr. Boris Ripa
Dr. Boris Ripa
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In brief: Not always

Elevated white blood cell counts are more commonly associated with infections.
However, if the number is remaining high, extremely high, or increasing over time, this may be a finding consistent with cancer.

In brief: Not always

Elevated white blood cell counts are more commonly associated with infections.
However, if the number is remaining high, extremely high, or increasing over time, this may be a finding consistent with cancer.
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