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Can blood work tell you if you have cancer of the throat?

Can blood work tell you if you have cancer of the throat?

Not likely.: These kind of cancers are usually deternined by clinical findings. Oral cancers usually present as nonhealing ulcers that can be painful. Hoarseness can be an early sign of throat cancer. But, at this time, there appears to be no blood test or set of readings to detect this. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

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


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Will your blood work tell you if you have cancer of the throat area?

Will your blood work tell you if you have cancer of the throat area?

No: Although blood work can tell us much about the human body it cannot tell us if you have cancer and where it is located. ...Read more

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How can dr tell if cancer has returned after auto sct if blood work is off for 6-12 months after a transplant. What do they look for?

Depends: This depends on the type of cancer that required a stem cell transplant. Different cancers are tested for differently. For instance, leukemia can be looked for by blood testing, bone marrow testing. Lymphoma can be looked for by physical examination, ct scanning, pet scanning. Myeloma is evaluated by blood testing and/or marrow testing. ...Read more

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All my doctors tell me that if I had cancer something on my blood work would be off? But what I read says differently? Why is that

All my doctors tell me that if I had cancer something on my blood work would be off? But what I read says differently? Why is that

Easy does it: What's going on, bro? You're 22 years old. Without a testicular mass, an obviously very abnormal lymph node, a skin melanoma, or horrible bone pain, the chance of your having cancer is near zero. Your physicians are putting you off to reassure you. You've newly become a man in a frightening world, and probably your cancerphobia -- a common trick the mind plays -- is the result. We can help. ...Read more

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All blood work was normal but hep c was positive. Can I still have liver cancer?

All blood work was normal but hep c was positive. Can I still have liver cancer?

See a specialist: You're unlikely to have liver cancer, though your long term risk may be higher. You need to find out more about the hepatitis c. Is it active (hcv RNA positive)? Is there evidence of fibrosis or cirrhosis (liver ultrasound, biopsy)? How treatable is it (hcv genotype, il28 genotype)? ...Read more

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Can lung cancer be diagnosed with scans and blood work alone or is a biopsy necessary?

Can lung cancer be diagnosed with scans and blood work alone or is a biopsy necessary?

Get a biopsy: Several conditions of the lung may have overlapping features presenting as a discrete lesion on imaging. If biopsy is possible, it is the best way to confirm or rule out a cancer. ...Read more

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What if i got blood work done because i only have one kidney and x rays to see if cancer is present would they have notice if i had active tb?

What if i got blood work done because i only have one kidney and x rays to see if cancer is present would they have notice if i had active tb?

CXR: Will show if there is concern of active pulmonary TB but it should have been correlated with symptoms. Tb in other sites would not have been known. It also does not show all cancers. Blood work will not show other cancers and you will still need the screening procedures. ...Read more

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Can u have cancer with normal blood work?

Can u have cancer with normal blood work?

Yes.: Unfortunately there is no blood test generally available at this time to screen for early cancer. Routine lab studies will usually be normal. Your best option is to try to avoid cancer: No tobacco, stay on the slim side, lots of exercise, eat only organic produce and sharply reduce consumption of meat,chicken,dairy. For more information on diet: go to NutritionFacts.org ...Read more

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Are thyrogen injections and blood work as effective as I123 and scan in determining thyroid cancer reccurence?

Thyroid cancer: A thyroidologist or endocrinologist are best qualified to follow a patient who has been treated for thyroid cancer. Scanning of the thyroid area is one way of detecting recurrence, but other more specialized methods may be used by specialists in this field. ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more