Neutrophils are the most abundant type of white blood cell and are part of the immune system. They are produced in the bone marrow, circulate freely through the bloodstream and have the ability to quickly address inflammatory and infectious foci, acting through the internalization and destruction of microorganisms or particles present at the site. In addition, neutrophils release substances capable of eliminating microorganisms and acting in the inflammatory process. These substances are present inside granules, located inside the neutrophils, which is why these cells belong to the granulocyte class. In some cases, cancer treatment can result in a decrease in the number of neutrophils, a condition known as neutropenia.

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