A blood count is a measurement of the amounts and types of blood cells in your body.
Some types of cancer cause changes in blood-cell production. Often, white cells are produced ineffectively and are immature (leukemia). Overproduction of ineffective white blood cells may suppress red blood cell and platelet production.
You may feel sick because:
Patients with blood conditions often have numerous blood tests. In general, it is our policy to call you only when the results are abnormal, and a change in therapy is instituted. Therefore, if you do not hear from us you can assume your test results were stable.
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