A 31-year-old male asked:
how are cancer cells or tumors or anything causing other symptoms detected ? blood test ? i had a panel and cbc and full blood ? stool urine ?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Donald Colantino answered
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Cancer: There are no blood tests that rule in or out all cancers with certainty. Your physician would order specific tests such as xrays, scans,mri, endoscopy depending on your symptoms or physical examination findings or certain screening of urine,stool, sputum,etc. Tissue biopsies are then done to confirm a diagnosis of cancer. For example, blood in stool or urine leads to scoping; skin lesion biopsied
Answered on Nov 26, 2016
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