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can blood work tell you if you have cancer of the throat

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
Not likely.: These kind of cancers are usually deternined by clinical findings. Oral cancers usually present as nonhealing ulcers that can be painful. Hoarseness ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Bussell
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
No: Blood tests are not used to diagnose throat cancer. You need an exam. See an ENT if you are concerned.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Cannon
32 years experience Family Medicine
Follow up with doc: If it doesn't get smaller and go away or continues getting bigger, especially if it is hard, firm, and immobile, it makes sense to think about biopsyi ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Seek other cause: The slightly elevated calcium will be worth repeating, but it will not make or break the cancer workup. It'll be your physician's decision whether or ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Simon
37 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Symptoms without dx.: Someone has ordered limited lab testing which is normal, but sounds like either a vocal nodule, or perhaps a viral disease like mono may be the cause. ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Easy does it: What's going on, bro? You're 22 years old. Without a testicular mass, an obviously very abnormal lymph node, a skin melanoma, or horrible bone pain, t ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Depends: This depends on the type of cancer that required a stem cell transplant. Different cancers are tested for differently. For instance, leukemia can be l ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
More likely viral: The results you have described are more consistent with a viral infection rather than cancer. A repeated CBC can help confirm this assumption if the c ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenny Chuu
11 years experience Internal Medicine
Iron deficiency: Not to worry. At your age, unless it runs in the family, there is extremely low chance this is colon cancer. Likely what your tests say is that you ju ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Hushang Haghighat
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
No: No blood cancer (leukemia).

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