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Doctor insights on: Can You Find Cancer In A Blood Test

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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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What blood test can one do to find an infection in the blood?

What blood test can one do to find an infection in the blood?

Blood culture: A blood culture study can usually tell if there is an infection in the blood. As soon as a blood culture becomes positive, the microbiology department will isolate, identify and tell you what particular antibiotics will be effective for the specific infection. ...Read more

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Can you do special blood test just for a the thyroid?

Can you do special blood test just for a the thyroid?

Yes: A single test can be done on a blood sample to start the investigation. Pcp can do it. ...Read more

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Can you have a cytology done to see if there are cancer cells in urine?

Can you have a cytology done to see if there are cancer cells in urine?

Yes, but...: Many cancers do not shed their cells into the urine. The decision to pursue a further workup in the absence of a positive urine cytology is your physician's, with your input of course. If i had new hematuria, i'd have imaging even with negative cytology. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can there be a separate test for hiv, or can a doctor find out from a normal blood test?

Separate test: Specific testing is required to diagnose HIV status...Not a part of normal bloodwork. ...Read more

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Can doctors find kidney cancer in a normal blood test?

Can doctors find kidney cancer in a normal blood test?

No: However there may be some be some abnomalities on the blood work that would make a practitioner investigate this further, but, in the simplest and general answer is no. ...Read more

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What do I have to ask the doctor to check in a blood test for a low libido?

What do I have to ask the doctor to check in a blood test for a low libido?

They should know: You shouldn't have to ask for specific tests. A well trained practitioner should be able to order tests appropriate for your concern, history and physical findings. A great provider will also be aware of their own boundaries and refer you to a specialist if necessary. A general panel of overall function (CBC, CMP) and various hormones would commonly be evaluated first. ...Read more

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When you have a urine test then they do a fish test is that to determine the type of cancer?

When you have a urine test then they do a fish test is that to determine the type of cancer?

Yes.: Fluorescence in situ hybridization is a technique which helps identify specific abnormalities in the dna of the studied cells. This can be used to identify the specific genetic makeup of the cancer therefore allowing precise targeting. ...Read more

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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

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When you have a syphilis lesion would the blood test be able To detect syphilis in blood by then?

When you have a syphilis lesion would the blood test be able
To detect syphilis in blood by then?

No: Primary syphilis is a painless ulcer on the genitals. Generally available tests do not become positive for two to six weeks. Experienced physicians can diagnose clinically and treat. ...Read more

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Can a dr find out , that a person have blood clots or a thyroid problem even of they weren't looking for it in your blood work?

Can a dr find out , that a person have blood clots or a thyroid problem even of they weren't looking for it in your blood work?

Sometimes: Your medical history, symptoms and physical examination could suggest the presence of a thyroid disease or a DVT or PE, which your doctor will order specific test to confirm or eliminate his suspicion ...Read more

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Where can we have a stool test done to check for worms?

Where can we have a stool test done to check for worms?

Call your doctor: Depending upon the doctor's suspicion, based on your exposure risks and symptoms, your stool culture may look for salmonella, shigella, campylobacter, yersinia, and sometimes pathogenic e.Coli, additionally, stool can be checked for clostridium difficile, giardia, parasites, opportunistic pathogens, and signs of malabsorption, maldigestion, added substances. ...Read more

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Can my doctor check for any type of cancer in a blood test ?

Can my doctor check for any type of cancer in a blood test ?

There is no such tes: Blood tests are not diagnostic of cancer. But we have other means to make a diagnosis of cancer. Most of these include a visit to your doctor for physical examination and X-rays and scans. these are called Cancer Screening tests. Ask your doctor for cancer screening tests appropriate for your Age. ...Read more