• Blood screen

    Asked by fiddler on Saturday, March 16, 2013

    Blood screen

    Just had 3rd infusion of adriamycin/cytoxin. Blood draw before that. At the bottom of the printout I read, "1 immature cell: submitted for pathologist review." What does that mean? I'm concerned.

    3 Answers from the Community

    • nancyjac's Avatar

      By all means ask your oncologist since that is who orders you blood work.

      over 4 years ago
    • carm's Avatar

      Hello, in short let me explain. Cancer cells are immature cells and is sent to the pathologist to see if the rate of replication has decreased, and this will determine how effective treatment is. It is often done in oncology. I hope my answer clarifies that statement for you, Carm RN.

      over 4 years ago
    • Nomadicme's Avatar

      Interesting. I don't remember any such parameter in the orders for my blood work. Maybe it's just routine if they see something under the microscope? What I do remember was my B cells and T cell counts dropping like crazy during the AC ordeal.

      Your cancer is of the breast, not blood, so it's a conundrum, keep us informed :)

      over 4 years ago

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