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can myleocytes in the blood be anything other than cancer?

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Can immature myleocytes in the blood be anything other than cancer? I got some weird CBC results. I have had an elevated WBC count for a couple months (13.6) and now there are the immature cells in addition to a high MCV (99), high monocytes (1.8) and highneutrophil (8), and slightly low RCB (3.49). My doc said immature cells were usually precursor cells for leukemia. He wasn't sure so is sending me to a hematologist but the appt isn't for almost 2 weeks. I'll go crazy worrying that long! Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!


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replied August 2nd, 2017
Leukemia Answer A61870
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and i understand your concern. Immature cells are due to many reasons other than cancer and its too early to jump on conclusion, it happens when turnover is too much, get a bone marrow to confirm the diagnosis. Usually its hematologic and due to some underlying deficiency of iron , folate or B12 or associated hemolysis.

I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
Khan


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