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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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Help please! could CBC miss cancer?

Help please! could CBC miss cancer?

Yes!: A CBC is not a test for cancer. It is a test to count the different cells that make up your blood. Blood cancers like leukemia can sometimes be diagnosed with a cbc. But if a doctor suspects a different type of cancer, he or she will usually order an imaging study, like a ct scan or an ultrasound. ...Read more

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Perfect cbc, ESR shows u don't have cancer?

Perfect cbc, ESR shows u don't have cancer?

No: A normal CBC and ESR do not tell you that you don't have cancer. Cancer can present in many ways. The blood tests that you mention are, in themselves, not reliable screening tests for cancer. If you have a concern that you might have cancer, it is important to see your healthcare provider to discuss it. ...Read more

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Will a CBC diff show cancer?

Will a CBC diff show cancer?

Usually not: Especially, most early easy-to-treat cancers do not affect the routine labs. ...Read more

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My CBC is within normal limits. Does that exclude the possibility of cancer?

My CBC is within normal limits. Does that exclude the possibility of cancer?

No.: The CBC or complete blood count is not a test for cancer. Certain cancers of the blood, like leukemias, can be detected by elevations in the number and type of white blood cells (wbc), but the CBC is not considered a screening test for any other cancers. ...Read more

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In the last 10 months i"ve had 4 CBC if i had lymphoma or cancer would it show up?

Not always,...: ..My friend. Depends a lot on the kind and the stage. You are very young and, with exceptions, cancer is not common at your age. Why are you so concerned? Talk to your doc about any abnormal symptom you may be experiencing. ...Read more

Complete Blood Count (Definition)

Share on twitter bookmark & share printer-friendly version a complete blood count (CBC) test measures the following: •the number of red blood cells (rbc count) •the number of white blood cells (wbc count) •the total amount of hemoglobin in the blood •the fraction of the blood composed of ...Read more


Cbc (Definition)

CBC stands for complete blood count. This is a lab test that counts the different formed elements- red and white ...Read more