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Does high blood count mean one has cancer

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Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 8 years ago.

Greetings.

Which blood counts are raised. Red blood cells, white blood cells or platelets? What is the number?

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Customer: replied 8 years ago.
all my doctor said was that I had a high blood count, he did not specify red cells, white cells, or platelets
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 8 years ago.

Greetings.

It does not necessarily means cancer. White blood counts can be raised in infection and other disorders. Read here;

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/high-white-blood-cell-count/AN00372

Read here about the raised red blood cells;

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/high-red-blood-cell-count/AN00490

Your follow up questions are welcome.

Dr. Arun

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