High WBC including high ANC's in both Neutrophils & Lymphocytes
Over the last few months, my husband has had his CBC taken 3 times and each time his WBC levels are increasing steadily. His WBC is now at 14.1, his Absolute Neutrophils are at 9808 and his Absolute Lymphocytes are at 4004, he also has a raised level of RDW's, but I can not remember at what level...he has notice a lymph node in his armpit that swells off and on, he has been experiencing alot of night sweats, and is typically always hot when the rest of us aren't. He most recently noticed little pin-point red dots on his chest and back, but are starting to go away. He also has lost about 30 lbs, over the last 6-8 months and hasn't been trying....he does get tired and fatigued.....his levels of high cholesterol, heart risk ratio and tryglecerides are all down dramatically but WBC' keep rising....Why would this be... his Dr. is sending him to a cancer center to see a hemotologist...which concerns us. His Dr. told my husband he has the leukemia symptons, but doesn't think he has it....all the research I've done is not convincing me it isn't....can you help?
I agree with your doctors taking the necessary precautions for your husband's condition, since if this is indeed leukemia, I believe that this is still in a very early stage and is therefore still curable.
The symptoms are indeed non-specific and is not glaring of leukemia. I believe that the description of leukemia symptoms that you have read from the internet or other sources are describing symptoms from full-blown leukemia cases, and this will not really fit your husband's symptomatology.
For safety's and certainty's sake, I believe it is best to have this hematology consult. If the work up turns out negative, then everything will be well.
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