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Which types of cancer are detected by blood tests?

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Dr. Carlo Contreras
A Verified Doctoranswered
Surgical Oncology 20 years experience
Variety: A variety of cancers can be detected by blood tests. In many cases, the blood test alone is not enough information to confirm the diagnoss; scans or biopsies may be necessary. These are the types of cancer where blood tests are helpful: liver, neuroendocrine, thyroid, colorectal, pancreatic, gastric, and ovarian to name a few.
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A 37-year-old female asked:

Blood tests for cancer? If so which tests?

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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Pulmonary Critical Care 27 years experience
None: Unless specifically requested by your doctor. Each test is for a specific kind of cancer, but cannot be used for screening or used alone for diagnosis. Psa is a long discussion, does not apply to you.
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Last updated Dec 18, 2020


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