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What is the average blood count of patients with leukemia?

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The blood count of patients with leukemia varies based on the type of leukemia and which blood cells are counted. However, there are normal ranges for red and white blood cells, according to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

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The average red blood cell count for men is 4.7 million to 6.1 million per microliter of blood, states the LLS. Women who are not pregnant have a normal red blood cell count of between 4.2 million and 5.4 million per microliter of blood. The red blood cell count for adolescent children ranges from 4.0 million to 5.5 million per microliter of blood.

White cells in men normally range from 5,000 to 10,000 per microliter of blood, according to the LLS. Women have approximately 4,500 to 11,000 white blood cells per microliter, and for adolescents, the range is 5,000 to 10,000 white blood cells. Pregnant women and parents with infants and young children should consult their physicians for normal blood cell count ranges.

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