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Kindly advise whether the blood report shows blood cancer or not.

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Published At January 19, 2019
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Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I have my wife's blood test report. We fear that she might have blood cancer. For the last four months, she is having joint pain, sudden breath difficulty, hand pain, and chest pain. Kindly help.

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As per the report, only apparent problem is that she has mild anemia, microcytic hypochromic (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Usually common in young females. Otherwise, platelets and WBC are normal. Does she have any other symptoms like fever or bleeding? Also, why are you thinking of cancer? To be sure you can repeat CBC with a peripheral smear. If needed, serum iron studies can be done to confirm iron deficiency anemia.

Patient's Query

Thank you doctor,

It is really a savior for us and a great relief. Thanks for the reply. No, she does not have a fever or bleeding. And we suspected cancer because the right corner of the report says that the WBC flag- Immature cells. That triggered us the fear of cancer and also the LIC % which shows high, 15.4 % for the range of 0.0-25.

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I would advise you to do a peripheral smear. These are automated counter reports and not reliable for the morphology of cells. A peripheral smear would help to see whether there are any actual immature cells.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Pawar Satyajit Jalinder
Dr. Pawar Satyajit Jalinder

Medical oncology

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