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complete and normal cbc but still scared i have cancer

A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience Gastroenterology
RUQ pain: Although a negative ultrasound and HIDA scan would tend to make gallbladder disease less likely, it is still not impossible. I am not hearing anything ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
34 years experience Medical Oncology
Can happen: A patient may have active cancer and yet still have normal blood counts.
Dr. Lawrence Hochman
30 years experience Radiation Oncology
Possible: Its certainly possible to have normal blood counts and still have cancer. Patients often have blood count changes related to cancer treatment.
Dr. Herbert Duvivier
32 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Always possible: There are no tests which correlate 100% with the presence/absence of cancer. A normal blood test, while good, cannot be taken as a guarantee that no c ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Engel
19 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
This is an odd.....: Question. Of course, a theoretical answer is yes, but i would ask you why you are focussed on whether or not you have cancer? Likewise, why are you a ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Yes: In both multiple myeloma and lymphoma the CBC can be fairly normal.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Need more informatio: Why did you have your blood test done in the first place? One common cause for high wbc is infection....so we need to know if you feel entirely well o ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Watch and wait: You may feel the node every couple of weeks, if the lymph gland doubles in size, becomes painful, ulcerates, or other nodes become enlarged, or you de ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Florence Nwofor
Specializes in Pediatrics
Cancer unlikely: If you need further clarification do feel comfortable about discussing the results further with your doctor, it will not be out of line and a proper e ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Not enough: Unfortunately you did not include the most important part, your symptoms. Hard to comment otherwise, but other diagnoses are more likely, given your a ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Less likely it's CA: Cancer is uncommon among young people, non smokers and cancer grows and doesn't subside. Get reassurance from ur ent. http://www.medicinenet.com/scr ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yvette Westford
19 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Why cancer?: In a 19 year old, the most likely cause of tenderness in that area is Costochondritis. This condition occurs due to inflammation of rib cage cartilage ... Read More
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