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Will bloodiest be abnormal with lymphoma

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Not usually: Often, the blood is fairly normal in lymphoma. There can be evidence of anemia.

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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
45 years experience Hematology and Oncology
No.: If there is involvment of the bone marrow, the blood may be effected as well, and cancer cells may be found on a cell count. Some types of lymphoma c ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maricer Escalon
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Can be OK: Abnormal b cells can be found in many benign conditions (like a virus) don't worry but have it checked out.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
35 years experience Medical Oncology
Could be: If the lymphoma is advanced and involves the bone marrow, a person could have low blood counts but often the CBC will be normal.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ira Jaffrey
56 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes: CD4 & CD8 are markers which will be altered by certain Lymphomas
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
47 years experience Radiation Oncology
A CBC may: Give answers about red cells (size, volume HGB concentration) that no one wants to know, but the total hemoglobin and % (hematocrit), whilte cell coun ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
May be: If you had lymphoma, you would have enlarged lymph nodes, or spleen or an other mass/lump. Early Lymphomas may or may not have abnormalities in routin ... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
20 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Inflammatory?: Lymphocytes (t cell, b cell) can be "abnormal" but not cancerous such as inflammatory (viral) or autoimmune conditions. That might relate to 2 years o ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herbert Duvivier
33 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Not necessarily.: In early stages of disease the blood count will likely be normal. However if the disease infiltrates the bone marrow (stage 4) the blood count may bec ... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hicks
43 years experience Family Medicine
Nothing: As stated in prior response the lymphomas won't necessarily show in routine labs. Lypmphoma panalel may be more specific but if you have elargesd lymp ... Read More
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