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[loo-ko-PEE-nee-uh] having too few white blood cells, which is common in people with cancer and is often a side effect of chemotherapy. See also chemotherapy, white blood cells.

Signs and symptoms of chronic lymphocytic leukemia

... Rarely, the antibodies attack white blood cells, leading to leukopenia (low
white blood cell counts). CLL often enlarges the liver or spleen. ...



... It is sometimes used to prevent or treat leukopenia (having a lower than normal
number of white blood cells), which in turn lowers a person's risk of ...


How is multiple myeloma diagnosed?

... dizziness. Too few white blood cells (a condition called leukopenia)
lowers resistance to infections such as pneumonia. ...


What is multiple myeloma?

... This can lead to increased bleeding and bruising. Another condition that can
develop is leukopenia — a shortage of normal white blood cells. ...


Cancer Glossary

... doesn't make enough blood cells, resulting in low red blood cell counts (anemia),
and often low white blood cells counts (leukopenia), and low ...


Signs and symptoms of chronic myeloid leukemia

... cells. It can cause weakness, tiredness, and shortness of breath.
Leukopenia is a shortage of normal white blood cells. This ...


Signs and symptoms of acute myeloid leukemia

... Infections can occur because of a shortage of normal white blood cells (a
condition called leukopenia) or a shortage of normal neutrophils (called ...


Signs and symptoms of myelodysplastic syndromes

... Not having enough normal white blood cells (leukopenia) can lead to frequent
or severe infections; often the neutrophil is the type of white blood ...


What is multiple myeloma?

... Leukopenia: A shortage of white blood cells, which can make it very
hard for the body to fight infections. Another problem ...


Signs and symptoms of chronic myeloid leukemia

... lightheaded, and weak. Not having enough normal white blood cells
(leukopenia) increases the risk of infections. People with ...