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Large red blood cells, called macrocytosis, are not a cancer symptom but may signal a problem that needs to be examined medically, explains Mayo Clinic. Macrocytosis is not a disease and does not produce symptoms or sign... More »

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According to Santa Barbara City College, red blood cells' biconcave shape gives them a vastly greater surface area than a spherical cell of similar volume, which allows them to absorb oxygen more efficiently. Red blood c... More »

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According to the Mayo Clinic, enlarged red blood cells, or macrocytosis, is a non-specific medical condition that has a number of different causes. Among the most common are vitamin B12 deficiency, folate deficiency, alc... More »

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