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Any illness with a significant raised WCC (white blood cell count) especially at an abnormal level like this, with other symptoms point to leukaemia. WCC, is raised in infection as well as inflammatory conditions, eg asrthritis. however, not as high as what would be seen in leukaemia

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Hematologists or Hematologists-Oncologists treat leukemia.



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Leukemia, though generally found in children, can also be present in adults. Doctors do not know the exact cause but think it has something to do with blood cells mutating in the DNA.



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