A 48-year-old member asked:
Can a blood test detect cancer?
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Dr. Kenneth Cheng answered
30 years experience in Family Medicine
Only a few cancers: Unfortunately, there are very few cancers that can be detected through blood tests. These include prostate cancer and leukemia. Some other cancers have tumor marker tests, such as breast cancer, ovarian cancer, colon cancer, pancreatic cancer, and others but these are to monitor, not detect the cancer.
Answered on Aug 21, 2012
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