Risk Factors

High platlet counts raise suspicion of cancer

Thrombocytosis appears to be a marker for cancer risk, particularly lung and colorectal cancer in adults from 40 years of age, new research suggests. A large UK study of 40,000 patients found 11.6% of males and 6.2% of females with an initial high platelet count (>400 x109/L) went on to develop cancer in the following year. This compared ...

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