SUMMARY. Morphofunctional parameters of blood cells of the rats with dimethylhydrazine induced colon carcinogenesis have been investigated. The reduction of Мean cor-puscular hemoglobin (MCH) and Mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration (MCHС) whereas increasing of reticulocytes number and indirect bilirubin after 20 weeks of experiment of dimethylhydrazine (DMH)-induced colon carcinogenesis indicate the hemolysis of red blood cells due to the DMH influence during tumors development. The moderate increasing of monocytes and platelets number, as well as increment of eosinophilic granulocytes number have been observed. 26 weeks of experiment (after 6 weeks discontinuation of DMH) leads to reduction of hemoglobin and erythrocytes number, a moderate increase of monocytes number and increment of platelets number in rats blood. The anemia with thrombocytosis accompany cancer in humans and the model of DMH-induced colon cancer is appropriate not only for studies of carcinogenesis and searching of new antineoplastic drugs, but also for the development of the correctional approaches of cancer-associated changes in the hematopoietic system.
Keywords: DMH-induced colon carcinogenesis, erythrocytes, reticulocytes, leukocytes, platelets