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A 43-year-old male asked:

if colon cancer was present would something show up in routine blood work?

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Dr. Sameer Gupta
Medical Oncology 18 years experience
Depends: Some times colon cancer can cause anemia and abnormal liver functions but not sensitive and specific enough. Cea is used to moniter patients with a history of colon cancer but not to make a diagnosis.

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