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Can C4 Level Indicate Cancer
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
Not necessarily: Tumor makers are good for monitoring the response to treatment. Low or better yet, absent levels may mean that tumor is not there, however, more often it indicates a remission and levels increase if there is a recurrence. Therefore low levels of tumor markers do not always mean "no more cancer". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
PSA prostate cancer: Generally a psa level above 4 warrants a follow up with your physician. There can be increases due to increasing age, size of prostate, or infection. I would definitely recommend a follow up with your doctor who will have you see a urologist for further care. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What specific blood work might show abnormalities that may indicate early signs of lymphoma leukemia cancer? Not for diagnosis but 4 early indications
Hematologic cancers: Leukemia and lymphoma are classified as hematologic malignancies. See this site for leukemia: http://labtestsonline.org/understanding/conditions/leukemia/start/3 and see this site for lymphoma: http://labtestsonline.org/understanding/conditions/lymphoma/start/4 That should give you some basics on the blood tests. If you're concerned, talk to your doctor about which tests might be appropriate. ...Read more
It varies: Ldh levels in various cancers can be elevated but not all the time. It is marker of cell proliferation;l so it is more often elevated in very advanced bulky tumors. But it is quite unpredictable so there is no set expected number that we can provide .But it is good to know the blood level as a normal ldh value is often a favorable feature in most types of cancer. ...Read more
Let's reframe the ?: The issue isn't the amount of bilirubin causing problems with the liver. The liver is likely infiltrated with tumor mets and therefore is not able to process bilirubin. The elevated bilirubin can have multiple causes but is a symptom of the liver failure rather than the cause. It can also be a symptom of obstruction of the biliary system in the liver by tumor or simply inactivity (cholestasis). ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Could metabolic activty from early small cell lung cancer cause vitamin deficincies (B12,D, Zinc, follate)? &Would this earlry tumor show on CT?
No; but poor diet ca: Vitamin deficiencies (more than 1) like those of which you speak come from a poor diet that often includes alcohol or cigarettes. All of those can, in turn, cause small cell lung cancer but not necessarily. Cancer patients often eat poorly, but there are other reasons (liver disease, heart failure, kidney disease) which can do the same thing. Go to your doctor, get checked out. ...Read more
No: This is worrisome though, especially if it's well above the reference range and there's no clear explanation. (Mild elevations mean little and the range is set so that several percent of healthies fall above.) Get with your physician about this. ...Read more
I had er/pr+ cancer 5 tumors masectomy 2cm .Now have high levels of B12 could it be sign of bone cancer?
It depends on many f: There are many interpretations to your question. If you can tell us two items: What type of Cancer does the patient have? What is the complete blood counts report including Hb, WBC and Platelet count. Platelet counts can be low yet quite safe unless the count is dropping below 50, 000. There is some risk of excessive bleeding once the platelet count is below 20,000.If the patient is terminal, noth ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Hs-CRP level of 4.2...could this be autoimmune thyroid related? Definitive high risk for cardiac problems? Thanks!
Can a hiatle hernia cause enough low level chronic undetectable inflammation to imitate stomach cancer?
Acth level is less than 1.0 with normal cortisol (8). Does this indicate any issues with thyroprotein level of 3? Thanks
My Vitamin D level was 21 (normal 32 - 100). Could that level cause bad bouts of fatigue or other symptoms?
Does a low C4 level (10) always indicate a problem (such as myeloma, MGUS, auto immune)? Can it be just an insignificant test finding?
No: First you'll need to tell us why the test was obtained. If you have frequent swelling, abdominal or throat obstruction, this finding may indicate a condition known as hereditary angioedema. However if you are otherwise healthy, just follow-up would be sufficient. We usually treat the disease and not a lab finding. ...Read more
Not usually: Serum immunoglobulins are subdivided into iga, igm, igg, IgD and ige. Ige is the allergic antibody and high levels of this can be seen in allergic conditions and rarely in immune deficiency. High levels of iga, igm, igg are generally thought of as being good as these antibodies protect us from infections. In some rheumatic conditions, immunogloublins can be elevated as a response to inflammation. ...Read more
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