A 55-year-old member asked:
If i spit up blood in morning only and save it, ccan it be used by a hospital lab to determine if their are cancer cells and where it is coming from?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Donald Higby answered
51 years experience in Medical Oncology
Maybe: If the blood is gotten to the lab fairly quickly, it might reveal cancer cells. But the absence of cancer cells doesn't mean you don't have cancer. Spitting up blood, especially when it has been going on for a while, would be a reason to go through further tests to find out where it is coming from, and what is causing it. A lab exam of bloody sputum is not the way to go.
Answered on Jan 25, 2018
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