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A 32-year-old male asked:

what are some cancers that would present with a normal complete blood count? would sclc and/or testicular cancer present with normal cbc?

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Dr. Nitin Ohri
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Most: Most cancers do not necessarily affect your cbc. Exceptions include hematologic malignancies like leukemia and myeloma. Sclc and testicular cancer are not typically associated with CBC abnormalities.
Dr. Lane Childs
Urology 34 years experience
Many could.: The CBC can be normal in patients with many forms of cancer, particularly in early stages of the disease. As time progress it is common for abnormalities to show up in the cbc, however, such as anemia, abnormalities of wbcs and of platelet function. Early localized testis cancer rarely affects the cbc.

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Whats it mean when a woman urinates blood and has sharp pains on the side above hips?

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