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low ferritin levels and cancer

A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Depends: It depends on the type of cancer. The highest levels are seen in an uncommon entity called hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis. You may consult this si ... Read More

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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Need to see actual: Values. You may not have taken enough iron to be reflected in serum iron levels. Do you have excessive menstrual bleeding? Could the low iron be due t ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herbert Duvivier
32 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Yes: Any type of cancer, skin or solid tumor, can cause an inflammatory response. Ferritin is sometimes called an acute phase reactant. It can be elevated ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Not relevant: Ferritin levels reflect body stores of iron and may be elevated in many instances of inflammation. Ferritin levels are not a reliable indicator of pan ... Read More
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eduardo Haddad
45 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Ferritin: High ferritin can be due to iron overload or any form of chronic or acute inflammation including infections but not usually a marker for malignancy. P ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Note reliable: Increased Blood Ferritin levels do not help in making a diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer. So do not rely on it. There are many better imaging tests like ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olatokunbo Ayoola-archie
22 years experience Internal Medicine
Other possibilities: A normal cell blood count should have the following ranges:Neutrophils (55-70%) and Lymphocytes (20-40%). Elevated lymphocytes levels can occur in som ... 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 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Doubtful: these are NOT cancer screening tests..
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Labs: Your labs are suggesting mild iron deficient anemia. Without medical history, personal or family, detailed symptom review and a comprehensive physical ... Read More
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