Blood dyscrasias are disorders affecting blood cells, plasma proteins, and more. Learn about the types, symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment.
White blood cells may be affected by certain disorders. Understanding symptoms and what a diagnosis means can help you navigate choices for treatment.
Leukopenia (low white blood cell count) has many possible causes and can increase the risk of infection. Reviewed by a board-certified physician.
A blood smear is a test in which the different types of blood cells are evaluated under a microscope. Learn about its uses and what the results might mean.
White blood cells (WBCs) are an important part of the immune system. Learn about the different cell types and their function in fighting infection.
Hematopoiesis is how your body makes its various kinds of blood cells, as well as the platelets that help your blood to clot. Learn how it works.
Chemotherapy treats cancer, but it can also impact your white blood cell count and leave you at risk for infection. Learn how to increase WBCs during chemo.
White blood cell count may decrease from cancer or its treatments. Learn more about white blood cell count and cancer and how to prevent infections.
An autologous stem cell transplant procedure harvests blood-forming cells from your own blood or bone marrow to infuse back after cancer treatment.
Red blood cell indices are tests that help healthcare providers find the underlying cause of anemia and other conditions. Learn what MCH, MCV, MCHC, and RDW mean.