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What does high ESR and PMN in a patient with history of cancer mean ?

hello doctor . my mom got 95 ESR & 79 Diff PMN . please kindly recommend what is her disease. Last 8 year she got a cancer in her breast and she got rid off it already and she got cancer again in her liver and she cut one of her liver out . Now I have no idea It s relate with cancer or only normal infections. please kindly recommend.
Asked On : Thu, 28 Jul 2011
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General Surgeon 's  Response
Thanks for query
Raised ESR indicates some chronic disease ,Raised polymorph indicate some infection .Cancer patients are more prone to infection. So her complete check up is essential along with detailed investigation.
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General & Family Physician Dr. Shainaz Arif Kaware's  Response
Hello fah;
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The ESR of your mother is quite high and it suggests that there is either a infection like TB which can give rise to such high ESR or a deep seated disease like Cancer.Presenty since she has history of cancer where her breast as well as part of liver has been removed.So if she is not having any active infection symptoms then the high ESR should be due to cancer.Please get her to follow up with her Oncologist (cancer specialist).
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