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Is it possible to have cancer and have normal blood test results?

Is it possible to have cancer and have normal blood test results?

Yes: Many cancers will not cause changes to the blood counts or chemistry panels. This is one of the reasons why routine screenings with your physician are important. ...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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Hi, i had my blood test results back and my B12 vitamins are slightly high, it was 947 ng/l. Does this mean i have a cancer risk. Should i be worrried?

Hi, i had my blood test results back and my B12 vitamins are slightly high, it was 947 ng/l. Does this mean i have a cancer risk. Should i be worrried?

You're OK: I like my patients to keep their B12 levels in your range. If that was the only "abnormality" on your test, you'll be fine. ...Read more

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Can you advise me understand these blood test results?

Can you advise me understand these blood test results?

May be: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, if you provide the results, it may be feasible to render an opinion. ...Read more

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I need someone to carefully read my blood test results.

I need someone to carefully read my blood test results.

Try HealthTap PRIME: HealthTap PRIME began in 2014 and is Primary Care online consultations. A patient is connected with the first available doctor, and different doctors are online at various times. Patients don't select a particular doctor. A patient using PRIME has a one-on-one visit with the doctor via smartphone, a tablet, or a computer, and she can show the doctor pictures or lab test results. There is a fee. ...Read more

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What to do if blood test results.. Should i be concerned?

What to do if blood test results.. Should i be concerned?

Which blood test?: Your question was truncated. We'd love to answer. Let us know? ...Read more

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Blood test results showing low mchc?

Low iron: If the MCHC level is below 28%, this is considered too low. The MCHC level can be too low because of blood loss over time, or too little iron in the body. ...Read more