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can a full blood count detect cancer

A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
52 years experience Urology
No: I assume you are referring to CBC(complete blood count).This test only measures things like the number of cells in blood and level of hemoglobin but n ... Read More

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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
No: Essentially all of the blood tests employed for cancer are carbohydratre in origin. This is seen with the prefix CA i e. CA 19.9 for pancreas, CA 17 ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
15 years experience Internal Medicine
Usually not: Inflammatory markers are not specific which means anything can cause it like a cold or cancer. A blood count can hint at certain cancers like a leukem ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
No: A good exam and history. Hope this helps.
A 80-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eddie Nakhuda
53 years experience Geriatrics
? stable spine Ca: COuld be normal for spine CA even if stable /Need evaluations & monitoring
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tonya Knoll
20 years experience General Practice
Loose stool: At your age colon cancer would be very rare. Abd US and full blood count are not the best tests to screen for colon cancer. A colonoscopy would be t ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Not a test for : Cancer. With the exception of some leukemias, complete blood count is not likely to reveal the presence of cancer.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Sometimes: Most leukemia have an abnormal CBC that will at least raise the suspicion of leukemia; leukemic cells in the blood are often sufficient to make the in ... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
10.5% or: And absolute value of 10.5? Percent no big deal. If that is the absolute number then it needs to be sorted out.
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nitin Ohri
13 years experience Radiation Oncology
Most: Most cancers do not necessarily affect your cbc. Exceptions include hematologic malignancies like leukemia and myeloma. Sclc and testicular cancer a ... Read More
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