Neutropenia: How NOT to End Up in the Hospital

Source: Lymphoma News Today | By Radiant Racheli

Published on CancerPort | 12 Mar 2017 | This extract has been reproduced on CancerPort as published on the Lymphoma News Today's website and remains the property of the original source.

Before I was diagnosed with cancer, I did not fully understand when I’d see people wearing medical masks in public. Not only did I not understand it, but I don’t think I saw it much. I’d see the occasional tourist wearing a mask, and I understood that. The air we breathe isn’t the cleanest. But I never grasped the idea of neutropenia, which is an abnormally low count of a type of white blood cell (neutrophils.)

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Reference: Lymphoma News Today (9 Mar 2017) Neutropenia: How NOT to End Up in the Hospital (Online) (Accessed 12 Mar 2017)

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