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does lung cancer show up in blood work

A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Bibb
19 years experience in Pathology
Get a biopsy: Several conditions of the lung may have overlapping features presenting as a discrete lesion on imaging. If biopsy is possible, it is the best way to ... Read More

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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
Yes and no: When Cancer starts to spread, it begins as clusters of cells that form tiny colonies in other body parts. These will grow in size over a few months to ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Kaplan
Dr. Ed Kaplan answered
38 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
No: May be early detection but right now just seems to cause early anxiety.
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Sheppard
33 years experience in Thoracic Surgery
Depends on risk: Chest xrays are not good tests to rule out lung cancer and neither is blood work. But at 32 your risk of lung cancer is very low. Even a heavy smoking ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Actually, yes: It's amazing what anxiety can do! If all the tests were negative for lung problems or heart issues - it leaves anxiety as a prime suspect. The good ne ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
34 years experience in Medical Oncology
Hmm: May show on a chest x ray but usually not if very early (remember x rays are not good screening tests for lung cancer). Less likely to show in lab wor ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
17 years experience in Family Medicine
Cough: In general, a symptom of coughing can first be addressed by over the counter measures. Cough specific syrups or tablets are readily available. Deconge ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Not related likely: Most likely blood in the urine is not related to your lung cancer. Go to see your doctor to eval why you have blood in the urine- infection? Stone? Et ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Miller
40 years experience in Pathology
No: Unfortunately, there is no blood test to identify lung cancer.

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