Certain types of cancers result in an increase in white blood cells, or WBCs, while other types of cancers result in an increase. The five main types of WBCs include neutrophils, lymphocytes, monocytes, eosinophils and b... More »

Neutrophils, monocytes and eosinophils are phagocytic white blood cells, explains the University of Virginia. Leaukocytes, or white blood cells, are the cells of the immune system and are divided into five types: the thr... More »

The main function of white blood cells is to help protect the human body from infection as well as other foreign materials. White blood cells are also known as leukocytes, and they develop in bone marrow from stem cells. More »

A high white blood cell count is associated with cancers of the blood-forming tissues, such as acute lymphocytic leukemia, acute myelogenous leukemia and chronic myelogenous leukemia, explains Mayo Clinic. Caused by an o... More »

Persons with leukemia may have elevated counts greater than 11,000 white blood cells per cubic millimeter of blood, many of which are abnormal and not fully-developed. The 'normal' range in healthy individuals is 4,500 t... More »

Doctors can prescribe medications that boost the production of white blood cells after chemotherapy, which are called colony stimulating factors, or CSF. Some common CSF medications are Neupogen, Leukine and Prokine, rep... More »

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In general, a normal white blood cell count ranges from 4,500 to 10,000 white blood cells per microliter, states MedlinePlus. Normal results may vary depending on the lab used, so it is best for patients to talk to their... More »

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