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Can A Cbc Detect If You Have Ovarian Cancer
No: cbc = complete blood count, white blood cells (fight infection) red blood cells (carry oxygen), platelets (clot).Although a white blood cell count can be abnormal in certain inflammatory conditions of the thyroid gland (eg subacute thyroiditis), it is not possible to use this to diagnose a thyroid problem. The number of conditions that raise the white blood cell count could fill a book. ...Read more
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
Yes: Ultrasound is a very good way to look at the testicle, and would be able to see quite small changes. ...Read more
Does CBC is a reliable test and sure to detect if you have lymphoma or leukemia or sometimes CBC cannot detect this diseases?
CBC Utility: 1. Leukemia & lymphoma make up a huge and diverse number of different disease states. 2. These can be pre-symptomatic or advanced or in between. 3. The complete blood count (CBC) can be abnormal & there is NOT cancer (eg high WBC with UTI or pneumonia). 4. The CBC can be normal and a cancer is present. 5. Cancer diagnosis depends on many things. CBC may help along with more specialized tests. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there any screening test that my doctor can order to check if I have ovarian cancer and catch it early?
A good test? No: Unfortunately, there is not good early screening test for ovarian cancer. If u happen to have a strong family history of the disease, it might be worthwhile to do a genetic test. 1 ovary test ca-125, is good for following a know ovarian cancer, but as a screening test, it doesn't pan out as a good test. A pelvic exam, and an ultrasound can be done also, but they are not good at early detection. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How can I be tested for ovarian cancer? What type of tests do they use to determine if you have ovarian cancer?
Exam, not a CA-125!: A ca-125 test should not be ordered unless there is a diagnosis of ovarian cancer. This test can be elevated in a number of benign conditions. Regular follow up with your gynecologist is the best way. If there is a concern based on symptoms or an exam, your gynecologist may obtain a transvaginal ultrasound. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Depends: A blood count may show anemia than can in turn be traced to a cancer anywhere in the GI tract. Also, if the cancer is advanced, tumor markers or liver enzyme tests may be abnormal. As a rule, blood tests are not good screening methods for cancer, it's mostly luck if they find cancer early. Good question, by the way. ...Read more
Depends on type: Guaiac for blood in the stool can be a sign of colon cancer. Colonoscopy is a screening study, where a polyp, tumor, or mass can be biopsied and a diagnosis given by a pathologist for colon cancer. Imaging studies may suggest a tumor also. There are many ways of screening for colon cancer (usually started after 50 years), depending on age and symptoms. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Could you get ovarian cancer if you don't have family history and you never had breast cancer early.?
Can you determine whether I have cervical cancer or other reproductive organ cancer with a simple blood test?
Not really: There are some tumor markers for female reproductive organ cancers but none of them are adequate to serve as the sole means of screening women. A regular pelvic examination that includes a pap smear is a critical component of catching cervical cancer early. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can doctors detect if you have had any radiation xrays?, in a test like blood or other. Can a blood test detect any cancer ?
No and Maybe.: There is no test that can see if you have been exposed to X rays. Some blood tests can detect cancer: a complete blood count can detect leukemia. Some substances secreted by tumors can be detected in the blood, but this is not a powerful or precise way of finding cancers in general. biopsy of tissue or collection of tissue or direct visualization is a much better method. ...Read more
Yes you can: Hysterectomy, is removal of the uterus: ovaries are separate glands lying next to the uterus. Often they are removed at the time of hysterectomy, but not always. Ovarian cancer can also arise from the epithelial lining of the peritoneum(sometimes called primary peritoneal carcinoma) which behaves just like ovarian cancer and is treated the same way as primary ovarian cancer. ...Read more
Would a transvaginal pelvic scan be enough to know if I have polycystic ovarian syndrome, or endeomitritis?
Basically no: We all wish it were that easy. The leukemias usually show on a complete blood count. Tumor markers are poor screening tools as they generate more false than true positives and the workups themselves cause health problems. Your history and physical exam and your routine cancer screening are the best we've got now. If you have a disabling fear of cancer, we can help you manage it. ...Read more
Ovarian cancer: Yes. Only 85% of ovarian cancers have an elevated ca 12 at presentation. Therefore, 15 of every 100 women with a diagnosis of ovarian cancer have a ca 125 within the normal range. Ca 125 is not a diagnostic test. But is used to follow the progress of chemotherapy. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
How would you know if you have cancer? Is there any signs? Would a blood test show if you hsve cancer?
No: Cancer is not one disease, but there are multiple types of cancers that affect multiple organs. There is no blood test for a generic diagnosis of cancer. The signs and symptoms of different cancers vary and there is no pathognomnic sign or symptom either. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
I'm getting a hysterocopy done and just wondering can they tell if you have cervical cancer, ovarian cancer or any other cancer by doing that?
Share on twitter bookmark & share printer-friendly version a complete blood count (CBC) test measures the following: •the number of red blood cells (rbc count) •the number of white blood cells (wbc count) •the total amount of hemoglobin in the blood •the fraction of the blood composed of ...Read more
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