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Does blood in stool always mean cancer?

Does blood in stool always mean cancer?

Not always: Hemorrhoids, non-cancerous polyps, some colon infections, and arteriovenous malformations are just some non -cancerous causes of hematochezia (red bleeding). Ulcers and gastritis are causes of upper GI bleeding that is frequently melena ( black tarry stools). Crohn's disease can cause melena or hematochezia. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

An uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion and metastases is what cancer is defined as. It produced abnormal growth of cells which acquire destructive properties causing serious threat to host's life, unless it can be removed or destroyed by ...Read more


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Do blood tests show signs of cancer?

Do blood tests show signs of cancer?

Depends on type: There are some types of cancer that have specific blood tests that are very good at detecting them. But basic lab tests done for general purposes are often normal in people with cancer. ...Read more

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What are the general signs of blood cancer?

What are the general signs of blood cancer?

Blood cancer: Signs may include weight loss, fever, fatigue, unexplained bruising, recurring infections, generalized bone pain. ...Read more

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Is blood coming from the penis a sign of cancer?

See a doctor: Blood in the urine can be from tumors in the urinary tract (bladder, kidneys, urethra), from urinary tract stones, infection, or trauma. You need to see a doctor whenever you see blood coming out of the penis, or any other body orifice for that matter. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to get blood screening results back to check for any signs of cancer?

Please tell me how long it takes for to get blood screening results back to check for any signs of cancer?

Depends on the test: Except for leukemias, blood tests are usually not diagnostic of cancers. Results of blood tests for leukemia may take anywhere from one day to a couple of weeks depending on the investigations needed. ...Read more

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How can a CBC blood test show signs of cancer?

Cbc: Yes, there are some abnormal features that you can see in CBC ( and peripheral blood smears) that would increase your suspicion towards certain blood cancer-for instance- circulating blast cells ( immature white blood cells) in acute leukemia, and other features that you can see in chronic leukemia- i.e. Cml, cll. You can not see any sign of solid cancer from cbc, however, . ...Read more

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Some signs of bladder, or other cancer to cause urine in blood?

Some signs of bladder, or other cancer to cause urine in blood?

Blood in Urine: Blood in urine should be worked up by your urologist. There are many causes of this and mostly non cancerous. I assume you meant to say blood in urine not the other way around. ...Read more

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