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Does a CBC blood test detect cancer? Specifically lymphoma?

Does a CBC blood test detect cancer? Specifically lymphoma?

CBC & Lymphoma: There are a few lymphomas which can be detected on a CBC but most will not show up that way. In other words, if your CBC is normal doesn't mean you don't have lymphoma. A biopsy of any enlarged lymph node is suggested. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Diede
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Hodgkin Disease (Definition)

It is a malignant (cancerous) proliferation of lymphocytes with unique biological, prognostic and diagnostic features. It involves mostly lymph nodes and it may be treated and cured with the use of chemotherapy, radiation or a combination of both. It is considered a lymphoma with excellent long term prognosis ...Read more


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Can a CBC (blood test) show leukemia always?

Can a CBC (blood test) show leukemia always?

Yes, most times: A leukemia typically begins in the bone marrow and will often show effects on the CBC as the cancer cells spill over into the circulating blood. On rare occasions leukemia may be still limited in the bone marrow, so we make a diagnosis by taking a bone marrow sample. ...Read more

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What blood test detect testicular cancer?

What blood test detect testicular cancer?

Usually an adept: Hand examining the scrotum is the beginning, but you are likely referring to Alpha -feto-protein (embryonal and yolk sac tumors) and HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) choriocarcinoma, germinoma, and teratoma. Seminoma may not produce either, and never afp. These occur in all ages, but especially young men teens and twenties. ...Read more

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Could a CBC (blood test) show leukemia accurately always?

Could a CBC (blood test) show leukemia accurately always?

Sometimes: Sometimes but not always. Leukemia, a form of blood and bone marrow cancer, is frequently detectable in the blood; however, especially if early in the course of the disease, leukemic cells may be confined to the bone marrow and not cross into the blood in sufficient numbers to be detected by a cbc. Ultimately, the complete diagnosis and prognosis of leukemia relies on bone marrow examination. ...Read more

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Are lymphocyte rich hodgkin's lymphoma and nodular lymphocyte predominant hodgkin's lymphoma the same?

Are lymphocyte rich hodgkin's lymphoma and nodular lymphocyte predominant hodgkin's lymphoma the same?

Sometimes: Both ate classified as hodgkin but they can behave differetlny. Both are treated te same with chemo abvd regimen. Some new data suggest adding Rituxan (rituximab) if cd 20 positive in lymphocyte predominantly disease. ...Read more

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Is there a definitive blood test for non hodgkin's lymphoma?

Is there a definitive blood test for non hodgkin's lymphoma?

Non-Hodgkin's test: Although a diagnosis of non-hodgkin's lymphoma can be suspected by certain lab results (ldh, spep, cbc, beta-2 microglobulin), there is no way to diagnose it without doing a biopsy (of a lymph gland or the bone marrow or the affected organ). ...Read more

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Docs overlooking lymphoma? Months w/ab pain, rectal blood (cscope ok), lymph pain, non-healing acne, episodic fuo. Neg mono test. Latest labs = high ldh, high lipase, low globulin, pos for atyp wbcs

Docs overlooking lymphoma? Months w/ab pain, rectal blood (cscope ok), lymph pain, non-healing acne, episodic fuo. Neg mono test. Latest labs = high ldh, high lipase, low globulin, pos for atyp wbcs

.: I'm not exactly sure what you mean by lymph pain. But if you are having episodes of fevers and chills, unexplained abdominal pain for months, high ldh, this could warrant a ct scan with contrast (if kidneys okay) to look for a cause. Could be lymphoma but most probably not as lymphoma is not that common. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Thyroid antibody test very high, cancer?

Thyroid antibody test very high, cancer?

Not necessarily: It could be a signal just of inflammation in the thyroid or a recent infection. To be sure, have it retested in about 6 weeks. ...Read more

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Is ldh always high with lymphoma patients? Any other tests (blood tests)

Is ldh always high with lymphoma patients?  Any other tests (blood tests)

No: Ldh may be high in lymphoma, but may not be. There are many laboratory and other tests used in the initial staging and prognostic testing for lymphoma. Also some tests are used before initial treatment because of concern of viral reactivation -- eg hiv, hepatitis studies. ...Read more

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Diagnosis. B.Cell non hodgkin, s lymphoma favor burkitt, s lymphoma. This us the result of biopsy taken during appendicectomy. D20 positive and tdt neg?

Diagnosis. B.Cell non hodgkin, s lymphoma favor burkitt, s lymphoma. This us the result of biopsy taken during appendicectomy. D20 positive and tdt neg?

CD20 is a B-Cell: Marker hence the assignment of a b-cell nhl. Tdt is an immunohistochemical stain used to classify blood cells. Burkitt's is a very aggressive process -- get started on a plan with a hematologist straight away. ...Read more

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Urine cytology test showed benign urothelial cells negative for malignancy, some red blood cells. Blood test-increase in neutrophils. Sould i worry?

Urine cytology test showed benign urothelial cells negative for malignancy,  some red blood cells. Blood test-increase in neutrophils. Sould i worry?

Urine Cytology: If the urine cytology provided a good sample, you needn't worry about a bladder tumor. The increased white cell count( coupled with the red cells in the urine) could signify a bladder infection or inflammatory process, but without further history, it is difficult to pinpoint. A simple urinalysis may help clarify whether you have a bladder infection or not. An increased WBC is entirely non-specific. ...Read more

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Is there a reliable molecular test for assessing remission status of Mantle Cell Lymphoma?

Is there a reliable molecular test for assessing remission status of Mantle Cell Lymphoma?

Mantle Cell Lymphoma: ...is a type of non Hodgkin's lymphoma characterized by the genetic rearrangement of two chromosomes. This causes an abnormal fusion of two genes: Immunoglobulin (IgH) and Cyclin D1. Molecular studies that can detect this abnormality includes either FISH or RT-PCR. Flow cytometry is also good at identifying abnormal cells based on cell surface antigen expression. ...Read more

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Expert opinion - should lymphoma (both types-hodgkins and non hodgkins) show in a blood test?

Not usual: For lymphoma, a disease of nodes, to have diagnostic cells or abnormalities on blood tests. This question is asked a lot on the site, and I do not know from what source the false belief comes from. One needs a biopsy of a node or the site of lymphoma, blood work for other reasons. ...Read more

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What is Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma cancer B type?

Cell type: There are two major types of lymphocytes, T and B. Both can cause lymphoma. What you are referring to is a lymphoma of the B cell type. ...Read more

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How do hodgkin lymphoma and non hodgkin lymphoma differ?

How do hodgkin lymphoma and non hodgkin lymphoma differ?

Spread pattern: Primarily, hodgkins lymphoma teens to spread from one lymph node site to an adjacent site. Non hodgkins lymphoma is more likely to skip lymph node chains to spread distantly. This is why local radiation has historically be more important in the treatment of hodgkins than non hodgkins. ...Read more

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Will cancer always cause an elevated CRP & ESR? Throat cancer, lymphoma?

Will cancer always cause an elevated CRP & ESR? Throat cancer, lymphoma?

No: Elevated ESR and CRP are markers of inflammation, not cancer. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Wbc 2.0, absolute neutrophil 0.6. Lymph are high. Negative for hiv, hep, autoimmune, lupus, vitamin b. Bone marrow biopsy yesterday. What could it be?

Wbc 2.0, absolute neutrophil 0.6. Lymph are high. Negative for hiv, hep, autoimmune, lupus, vitamin b. Bone marrow biopsy yesterday. What could it be?

Wait for bone marrow: Bone marrow biopsy was done because the cause for the symptoms and other laboratory findings was not clear. Please wait for the bone marrow biopsy results and do not be surprised, if more tests are needed even after that. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Thompson
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Lymphoma (Definition)

A malignancy developing in the lymphocytes of lymph glands. They present as an enlarging node that continues to grow and then ...Read more