|To your good health: Elevated white blood cells sometimes misleading|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
DEAR DR. ROACH: My husband had his regular blood work done in 2012, and it showed that his monocytes were elevated (15 percent) and his HCT was low (39 percent). When we asked his doctor what this meant, she said, “Cancer somewhere,” and we just have to find out where it is. So he was sent for more blood work, and he had lower-organ MRIs and a colonoscopy. All tests were negative. So we were told that they were going to monitor the monocytes and he might need a bone-marrow biopsy. He was told not to drink any alcohol, as that may be the problem.
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