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Will Lymphoma Show Up Blood Work
Lymphomas are diagnosed by microscopic examination of a lymph node by a pathologist. Blood counts are not an appropriate test for lymphoma.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. 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.
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Different ways: Tumor markers, or blood tests for certain cancers can be used for screening, or to evaluate treatment. They are not "diagnostic" of cancer, and some are more specific than others. Psa is specific for prostate cancer but elevated psa is not diagnostic for prostate ca. Cea is useful for evaluating several types of cancer once diagnosed, but isn't at all a screening test. ...Read more
Maybe: Hashimoto's disease is classically manifested with positive anti thyroid antibodies, usually anti thyroid peroxidase and to a lesser extent, anti thyroglobulin. On the other hand, hypothyroidism is defined by high TSH and/or low t4. If they one thing in common, that will be high or high normal tsh. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wouldn't think so: In most states you must sign a specific consent for any drug test unless it is an obvious part of a pre-employment physical. Pre-surgical tests are done basically to prove your blood shows no signs of a hidden problem and you are not at extra risk from the surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Maybe: Patients with bone metastases could have elevations in serum calcium and/or alkaline phosphatase. Also, tumor markers like cea, psa, or ca27.29 can go up just because there is active cancer. That said, a person could have metastases in the bone or anywhere else and still have normal lab tests. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: If they are specifically testing for it. Cotinine, the main metabolite of nicotine, is generally tested for in urine, where it is present in larger amounts than in blood and is easier to find. However, it can be detected in blood as well. If you are a smoker, the easiest way to "beat" the test is to stop smoking! please consider stopping and getting help doing it if you need to. ...Read more
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