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A 32-year-old male asked:

Platelet, neutrophil, lymphocyte, monocyte, eosinophil, basophil, & immature granulocytes are normal. which cancers r ruled-out? all of them? why?

2 doctor answers11 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Kufdakis
39 years experience
Leukemia: The short answer is that if your peripheral count is totally normal, it is unlikely that you have leukemia but, when you are talking about cancer in general, you are also referring to a multitude of solid organs from where cancers can originate like the lungs, liver, stomach, colon to list a few. There is no single blood test that can rule in or out all cancers.
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Dr. Martin Raff
Dr. Martin Raff commented
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
And there is a condition termed 'Aleukemic leukemia' in which the malignancy has not yet spilled over to manifest itself in the peripheral blood. Labs in the absence of medical assessments seldom have significant meaning.
May 7, 2013
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 48 years experience
Nothing: Established or eliminated by this simple blood test.
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Leukemia is very unlikely, even the "aleukemic" kind. That's all as far as cancers go, really.
Dec 17, 2016
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