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A 40-year-old male asked:

Hello. i have night sweats, every night for a couple weeks. no fever. is there a particular way to check for cancer? do blood tests reveal cancer?

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Dr. Andrew Shiller
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 years experience
It depends: There are lots of different causes for night sweats. Cancer can be one of them. But there are many different kinds of cancer, and each has different diagnostic and treatment pathways. The best thing to do if you have persistent night sweats is get evaluated in person, by a doc who can do a thorough history and physical examination. Then you can calm your worries. Hows that sound?

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Last updated Mar 17, 2018

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