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High monocytes and WBC. Referred to oncologist. Is it Leukemia?

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My best friend was referred to an oncologist due to monocytes high(13) white blood count low(2.8) and platlets at (174) the other readings I don't know. Of course I am concerned. Is there a good chance she has cancer ie: leukemia?Presently she states she has no unusual symptoms. XXXXXXX
Posted Tue, 19 Jun 2012 in Cancer
Answered by Dr. Robert Galamaga 6 hours later
Hello and thanks for the question,

Its is possible that this could represent a primary hematological disorder including some type of leukemia.

In order to better characterize the nature of what is going on, however, a monocyte count.

With such limited detail it is very difficult to speculate on the diagnosis. If you could share some more test results or consultation notes I may be able to provide additional advice.

Thanks again for the query. I hope my response has served to be helpful. Let me know if hyou have any additional concerns.


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