I've read a few posts describing how one's 'watch and wait' status may continue even as lymphocyte and white blood cell counts climb into the hundreds (i.e., hundreds of thousands) while others registering a fraction of this may need treatment. However, I don't understand the physiology behind such paradoxical occurrences. What allows a body to tolerate such high leukocyte numbers yet avoid node enlargement, fatigue, night sweats, anemia, thrombocytopenia, frequent infections, autoimmune disease, etc.? Can prognostic tests differentiate between those whose disease as well as numbers will likely remain stable for long periods vs. those whose disease will likely remain stable while their numbers, however, continue to grow to "extremely" high levels?
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