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Does Colon Cancer Cause Elevated White Blood Cells
Does a intestinal or colon cancer show in a blood test thru the WBC ? And if there is no bleeding is it possible to be cancer?
Then it is too late: Early intestinal and colon cancers ( GI ) are asymtamatic, WBC not useful , tumor markers like cea is mostly used for follow up for a recurrence of disease. Besides awareness only way for early detection is visit to your doctor, stool for occult blood, and endoscopy to achive the cure. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Final few yards of your intestine, between the terminal ileum (small bowell) and rectum. It squeezes water and solidifies waste to stool. It is subject to outpouching (divertics) polyps, and these can become cancers. The cells are abnormal, invade into the muscle and travel ...Read more
Am very curious to know in colon cancer will there be a change in blood count, platelet, rbs & WBC or others may be more or less.Can it be a symptom!
My sister is on chemotherapy (folfox for metastatic colon cancer). Recent blood test shows high WBC (14, 000) and platelets (429). Is this okay?
No worries.: High WBC can be due to many causes: infection, stress, steroid use, dehydration, or the use of growth factor (such as neupogen). If there is no evidence of infection, then there is nothing to worry about. High platelet count is not uncommon since it is a body's reaction to stress of any cause (platelet is an acute phase reactant). Again, nothing to worry about. All the best, hk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could you tell me if the colon cancer is making you feel ill, would this cause your blood pressure to increase?
Usually occult...: It is usually not "red"-ily visible until late in the disease. Then it can be dark or bright, depending on rate of loss and location of leakage, as tends to darken with more time in GI tract. Also may be associated with narrowed caliber of stool. If concerned, see dr for fecal blood testing & if positive, referral for colonoscopy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Worried at 41 have colon cancer cause of streak of blood on stool only when I squeeze and not everyday. Dr. Checked anus said I was inflamed in my anu?
Family history?: Hard stool may cause streaking with blood. Take fiber laxative and drink plenty of water to avoid hard stools. Unless a close relative of yours had colon cancer before the age of 50, I would not be too concerned about colon cancer. When you turn 50 that would be time to get a colonoscopy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does colon cancer always cause anemia? My GI doc thinks i'm cancer free because the blood count is good.
Can colonoscopy(done by an incompetent doctor) cause colon cancer? Suppose the doctor nicks something you know? There's bright red blood in my stool.
Fairly safe procedur: Colonoscopy is a very safe and essential procedure , complications are rare but do occur, some bleeding is possible after biopsy . All of the doctor are well trained , ask your pcp , or someone who had it to recommend you rather than walking into a place you do not know.Procedure can not cause cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the most common red flag for colon cancer , I have diahrrea and gas but cause I have gerd, no blood no weakness or fatigue?
There are none: As you are young, first consider your diet and try cutting out gluten (bread etc) and fatty meals (read food recipes on packages). Then discuss your family history for colon cancer with family members, and ask the age at which the person got colon cancer. There are families that get colon cancer in the under 30 age range. Colonoscopy and genetic testing can be done by your GI doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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