Please see my questions below:
When it comes to WBC and SED rate, I understand levels will be higher in the case of colon cancer:
1) If someone has symptoms, does the extent of how high make the possibility stronger to have colon cancer (i.e. 12 compared with 20 for WBC).
2) Are there certain WBC types that are more prevalent in colon cancer patients or a certain distribution (i.e. if only one type is high and the others are fine or if one is high and one is low). What scenarios here make more of a case for colon cancer?
3) In colon cancer patients, do the levels (WBC/SED rate) typically remain at the same level throughout, or is it expected that they will eventually go even higher. If they do go higher at some point, what stage is the cancer likely in?
4) Does fasting have any effect on SED rate or blood count?
Neither is white cell types used to assess cancer progression during treatment .
Finally fasting does not affect ESR.