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Can you tell me what you suggest if ESR blood test result is very high (for female over 50years is 85))can cause cancer?

Can you tell me what you suggest if ESR blood test result is very high (for female over 50years is 85))can cause cancer?

Just a number: Sed rate is useful in diagnosing a handful of uncommon diseases and in my opinion is overused. Many older folks have a high sed rate and no explanation is ever found. It's also not something you can treat. I suggest you forget about it and maintain normal vigilance against cancer like any other sensible person. ...Read more

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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Can a blood test detect cancer?

Can a blood test detect cancer?

Only a few cancers: Unfortunately, there are very few cancers that can be detected through blood tests. These include prostate cancer and leukemia. Some other cancers have tumor marker tests, such as breast cancer, ovarian cancer, colon cancer, pancreatic cancer, and others but these are to monitor, not detect the cancer. ...Read more

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Can a blood test detect cancer?

Can a blood test detect cancer?

Yes: However the best way to diagnose cancer is to go to your doctor and have an examination. Blood tests can give clues to how well your organs are functioning and what is happening inside of your body. ...Read more

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What kind of blood test is there for cancer for women?

What kind of blood test is there for cancer for women?

No screening blood: There is no blood test specifically for cancer. Women are screened with mammograms, cervix pap smears, colonoscopy, and physical exams. When there is suspicion or actual diagnosis of cancer there are some blood tests and tumor markers that can be useful. ...Read more

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Would a complete patient profile blood test show cancer?

Would a complete patient profile blood test show cancer?

Maybe not: There is no standard "complete patient profile blood test" in the U.S., so what is tested for depends on what a doctor is looking for. A blood chemistry test such as a Comprehensive Metabolic Panel looks at 14-17 items, but isn't looking for cancer. It will, however, detect some side effects of having a widespread cancer problem. Cancers come in all sizes and many types, but need specific testing. ...Read more

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Is it ever that a regular blood test detect cancer cells?

Is it ever that a regular blood test detect cancer cells?

Won't happen soon: There are so many different kinds of cancers, most do not get into the bloodstream, and lab tests to screen for particular cancers have proved so insensitive and nonspecific. We won't see blood work for cancer detection in our lifetime. ...Read more

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Can a routine blood test show abnormalities due to cancer?

Can a routine blood test show abnormalities due to cancer?

It depends...: If we are talking of the specific cancer type: leukaemia or lymphoma (depending on the type) than, yes, these cancers can be detected in routine blood test. Cancers of solid organs do not present as abnormality in the routine blood test. However, certain changes (anemia) can trigger a search for possible cause, bleeding from colon cancer, for example. ...Read more

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Can coffee give cause cancer do I need to have a blood test.

Can coffee give cause cancer do I need to have a blood test.

No and No: Coffee does not give you cancer and you do not need a blood test. Incidentally there is no good blood test for cancer. ...Read more

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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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How to interpret blood test dc report! Please doctors help. Is it cancer?

How to interpret blood test dc report! Please doctors help. Is it cancer?

Don't DIY: Any and all medical tests should be interpreted in the context in which they were ordered and the ordering doc knows it best. Please have a talk with him/her and make sure your questions are answered. It is your right as patient. Best to you. ...Read more

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Had a benign mammogram and cancer blood test was negative, what does this mean?

Had a benign mammogram and cancer blood test was negative, what does this mean?

Not exactly sure: What the question is asking. It means there are no signs of cancer. Mammography is about 80% sensitive at detecting breast cancers. I'm not sure of what blood test you mean. ...Read more

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Expert opinion - should leukemia or any other cancer have shown up in my blood test?

Expert opinion - should leukemia or any other cancer have shown up in my blood test?

Yes and no: Certainly, if you have active leukemia, a basic CBC will show changes indicative of that disease. It's not likely there's any cancers that would present on basic blood tests. Good luck. ...Read more

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Could hemoglobin blood test or any kind of blood test show cancer if the person has in it?

Could hemoglobin blood test or any kind of blood test show cancer if the person has in it?

Yes.: There are blood tests that can be very useful in detecting some forms of malignancy. A complete blood count (CBC) can be very helpful in diagnosing blood malignancies like leukemias. Measurements of certain makers / proteins in blood can help in diagnosing and following some solid tumors. One example is the marker 'psa' for prostate cancer. Hope that this helps. ...Read more

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In blood test report shows high polymorphs and high esr. Could you please tell me the diagnosis?

In blood test report shows high polymorphs and high esr. Could you please tell me the diagnosis?

More tests needed,,,: Your high polymorphs and ESR do indicate that something is going on, however, without more tests, it's unclear what it is. It can be an infection like pneumonia or an abscess, or it can be a joint disease like lupus or rheumatoid arthritis or something else. It would be best to see your doctor and get a thorough exam with a full battery of blood tests before a diagnosis can be made. Good luck. ...Read more

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I had a blood test and my results said my ESR is 40 and my CRP is 20 what does that mean and what could I have wrong with me?

I had a blood test and my results said my ESR is 40 and my CRP is 20 what does that mean and what could I have wrong with me?

Impossible to say.: Both the ESR and CRP are very non specific tests. They can alert you to the presence of something, but don't exactly point you in any direction. Your symptoms and physical exam have to provide the clues as to where to go next. If you have "nothing" wrong with you then I am afraid the tests are really quite useless. If it is any help your numbers are not all that high. ...Read more

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Sir, my blood test result. Hb -14.0 TLC-8900 DLC- 58-35 06-01 ESR-20mm/hr Bilirubin- 0.66, 0.21, 0.45 mg/dl. Is the results normal?

Sir, my blood test result. Hb -14.0 TLC-8900 DLC- 58-35 06-01 ESR-20mm/hr Bilirubin- 0.66, 0.21, 0.45 mg/dl. Is the results normal?

Yes: 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, your results are normal.
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My sister's child undergone a blood test and it was found mild leukocytosis with increased number of band cells. What this means. Is this a cancer.?

My sister's child undergone a blood test and it was found mild leukocytosis with increased number of band cells. What this means. Is this a cancer.?

Unlikely: That interpretation suggests only a mild infection. Leukemia would be more likely with a significant decrease in many blood elements (platelets, red cells, etc.) and unusual forms of white cells called blasts. ...Read more

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2 times cxr, blood test.10yrs smoke. Stopped1.5month. Can I say do not have cancer now? Or possibilities are there that cancer not detected by cxr? M34

A CXR is: A poor screen, no blood test helps. If you are 34, and smoked for 10 years, and are now off for 1.5 months, congratulations...But the nicotine urge will call you back. Be strong, resist. Cancer free now, but the possiblity is not gone for years. Do not resume smoking. ...Read more

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Is there a blood test for cancer?

Is there a blood test for cancer?

Not quite: Cancer is not one disease but a conglomeration of multiple disease. Some cancers, e.g., leukemias, multiple myeloma, and some advanced cancers can be detected by blood tests. However there are different tests for even these categories of cancers. ...Read more

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My blood test report shows ESR 3 what is its meaning?

ESR: Or the erythrocyte sedimentation rate is a test used to determine the presence of inflammation. The test is non specific. An ESR of 3 is normal. ...Read more

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Can cancer show up in a blood test?

Can cancer show up in a blood test?

Rarely: Unless it a blood cancer (leukemia) it is not likely to show up in the blood. Some of the chemicals produced by cancder (tumor markers) can show up in the blood test and thus can be an indicator for an internal cancer. ...Read more

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Is there a blood test to r/o cancer?

No.: There is no one blood test that screens for all cancers. There are specific tests that can be used to monitor disease status in particular diagnoses such as psa for prostate cancer, ca125 for ovarian cancer or CEA for colon cancer, but these tests are not so good for screening a general population. The concern with them is either lack of specificty or detection of lesions that are not risky. ...Read more

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Can cancer be picked up in a blood test?

Can cancer be picked up in a blood test?

Not really.: There is no general blood test for cancer, although there are tumor markers such as psa, cea, etc that can be elevated in certain types of cancers. An elevated psa, for instance, can indicate the presence of prostate cancer. ...Read more

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How does a blood test show cancer in your blood?

What blood test?: You can not see cancer on regular blood test. With a very sophisticated test like a flow cytometry for leukemia and lymphoma panel- sometimes you can detect population of abnormal leukemia cells or other blood cancer like lymphoma. ...Read more

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Is there a blood test to detect any/all cancers?

Cancer screening: There are blood tests that can screen for certain types of cancer, but they do not necessarily prove that there is cancer, even if abnormal. You should discuss your concerns with your family physician to see IF there is a particular test that you might benefit from having done. There is no value in doing a routine series of tests if there is no indication that they are needed. ...Read more

Esr (Definition)

Erythrocyte sedimentation rate is a medical test for inflammation, where blood is centrifuged & rate of sedimentation is ...Read more