Q. Does high level of monocytes and platelets in blood test indicate cancer?

Answered by Dr. C Elanchezhian and medically reviewed by Dr. Nithila A

 

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Dr. C Elanchezhian
M.D GEN,MEDICINE
General Medicine, Internal Medicine

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

There are two types of thrombocytosis, primary and secondary. Primary thrombocytosis is a disease in which abnormal cells in the bone marrow cause an increase in platelets.

Secondary thrombocytosis is due to another condition the patient may be suffering from,

  1. Anemia due to iron deficiency,
  2. Cancer,
  3. Inflammation or infection,
  4. Surgery, especially splenectomy (removal of the spleen).

Increase of monocytes indicates there is a chronic infection, an autoimmune or blood disorder, cancer, or other medical conditions.

 
 
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