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Stomach Cancer Blood Test
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
Went to ER to gsve blood test and catscan. They where looking for kidney stones. Would colon or stomach cancer show up? If it was there would thy see
Not typically: The blood work in your situation could show anemia, which still requires further tests. A large colon mass or stomach mass could be seen on a study for kidney stone, but it is unlikely. Ct scans are good at looking at parts of the body that are more solid and less tube like. Endoscopy is still better for all of these situation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stomach Cancer? Dull ache below sternum for 3 months, change in bowel habits, loose green stool. blood test come back as fine, been given lanzoporazol
What are the major symptoms of stomach cancer and what are the blood tests required for diagnosis?
Depends: A blood count may show anemia than can in turn be traced to a cancer anywhere in the GI tract. Also, if the cancer is advanced, tumor markers or liver enzyme tests may be abnormal. As a rule, blood tests are not good screening methods for cancer, it's mostly luck if they find cancer early. Good question, by the way. ...Read more
Not if early: A ct is not sensitive enough to find very small colon growths. There is a blood test the cea that is high in some cancers, but usually only when quite advanced and not specific to colon cancer. Now, a ct might suggest a colon cancer, however, colonoscopy is considered the gold standard for detecting colon growths. There is research into high definition ct but it is not considered a standard. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am curious if cancer of throat or of the stomach, what will be the common or advanced blood test result?
I got some white spots on my stomach.This happened after bed tanning.I saw my doctor but she only ran blood test but no results.Can it be skin cancer?
Tanning beds = bad: My first advice for you would be to stop using tanning beds. Using tanning beds before the age of 35 increases your risk of melanoma by 75%. Blood tests are not useful in detecting skin cancers. If the spots remain, the best test is a small skin biopsy. www.roxcancercenter.com. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
22yr oldmale softyellowstools, upper abdomen/back pain,itching - blood test ultrasound,hidascan,all normal,fear of cancers?Am in fear! Help docs !!
More info needed: Any history of jaundice (yellowness)? Any history of hepatitis exposure? For your doctor to order the above tests, you must have some other symptoms? Any history of gall bladder disease? I suggest a discussion with your physician and a chance to develop a plan for further investigation. ...Read more
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