Volume 4, Issue 3, May 2016, Page: 52-57
Total White Blood Cell Count, Absolute Neutrophil Count, Absolute Lymphocyte Count, Neutrophil-to-Lymphocyte Ratio and the Risk of Breast Cancer: The NHANES I Epidemiologic Follow-up Study
Erik Cook, Department of Health Research, LVC Services, Pacoima, USA
Received: Apr. 25, 2016;       Accepted: May 6, 2016;       Published: May 14, 2016
DOI: 10.11648/j.crj.20160403.13      View  4873      Downloads  151
The purpose of this study was to examine total white blood cell count (TWBCC), absolute neutrophil count (ANC), absolute lymphocyte count (ALC), and neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio’s (NLR) association with the risk of incident breast cancer (BCa). A prospective analysis was conducted among a cohort of 2,873 women from the First National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES I) Epidemiologic Follow-up Study. In the present analysis, the association found between lower ALC and increased BCa risk was no longer statistically significant after adjusting for age. Additionally, no statically significant associations were found between any level of ANC, NLR, and TWBCC with incident BCa. Therefore, additional studies, which address the limitations encountered in the present analysis, are needed to validate, or rule out, their use as biomarkers of BCa risk in women.
Breast Cancer, Lymphocyte Count, Neutrophil Count, Neutrophil-to-Lymphocyte Ratio Risk, White Blood Cell
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Erik Cook, Total White Blood Cell Count, Absolute Neutrophil Count, Absolute Lymphocyte Count, Neutrophil-to-Lymphocyte Ratio and the Risk of Breast Cancer: The NHANES I Epidemiologic Follow-up Study, Cancer Research Journal. Vol. 4, No. 3, 2016, pp. 52-57. doi: 10.11648/j.crj.20160403.13
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