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Low WBC count due to Novocaine or cancer ?

I have a friend who was just called back to see her doctor about a low white blood cell count. My friend is now worried about cancer . What are other possible causes of low white blood cell counts. She also had some dental work done that involved Novocaine a few days before her blood work. Could that affect the white blood cell count?
Asked On : Tue, 1 May 2012
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Decreased WBC count, leukopenia, is seen when supply is depleted by infection or treatment such as chemotherapy or radiation therapy, or when a hematopoietic stem cell abnormality does not allow normal growth/maturation within the bone marrow, such as myelodysplastic syndrome or leukemia. Leukopenia (decrease in WBC) is most often due to a lower number of neutrophils, referred to as neutropenia.
dental procedures or Novocaine have no role.
can u tell me exact counts( like wbc platelets etc)and symptoms he has.then we can have a conclusion
Answered: Sat, 28 Dec 2013
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