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red blood cells

Erythrocytes Hematology The anucleated 'cells' which carry O2 in the circulation to the peripheral tissue
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Red blood cells

Cells that carry hemoglobin (the molecule that transports oxygen) and help remove wastes from tissues throughout the body.
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Q. what is a normal red blood cell count for breast cancer after operation

A. i know that the normal count is between 4.2 to 5.9 million cells/cmm. if you have anything else- i think this question should be to the Doctor...cause even if someone here will tell you it's ok that it's a bit low- the Doctor should know that and he has your chart with all your medical information. there for i would give him a phone call to ask if it's o.k. - unless you are in the normal average i told you, then you shouldn't worry about it.

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