Reply to post: Re: Kinda makes sense...

I studied hard, I trained for years. Yay, now I'm an astronaut in space. Argggh, leukemia!

Mark 85 Silver badge

Re: Kinda makes sense...

You might be right about repeated exposure. The wihte cells that survive come back stronger. Rinse and repeat. The 'nauts with the low count should be tested again to see if the white cell count goes up after being here on Earth for a bit.

Footnote: no where did I read that these tests were ongoing so the one who white cell count was "normal" may have regenerated or maybe it's something else. When someone says something like: "That's odd"... it merits more investigation.

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