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    Sandy61502 posted:
    I have a question regarding blood tests and having a hard time finding anything on it. First, my husband has prostate cancer. Right now he is doing good with it. My question is, what would cause his erythrocyte distribution width to be high, his hematocrit to be low and his monocytes/100 leukocytes to be also states Hemogram V.

    Thank you, Sandy
    Basir U Tareen, MD responded:
    Dear Sandy,

    These are not tests that are routinely done in a prostate cancer workup and I'm not sure they are related to his prostate. I would check with your regular primary care physician who can probably give you more insight as to if the values are truly abnormal and what it may mean, if anything.

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