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What are some cancers that would present with a normal complete blood count? Would sclc and/or testicular cancer present with normal cbc?

What are some cancers that would present with a normal complete blood count?  Would sclc and/or testicular cancer present with normal cbc?

Most: Most cancers do not necessarily affect your cbc. Exceptions include hematologic malignancies like leukemia and myeloma. Sclc and testicular cancer are not typically associated with CBC abnormalities. ...Read more

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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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How would i know I have testicular cancer? What tests would be needed?

How would i know I have testicular cancer? What tests would be needed?

Depends on the type: Of cancer. Testicular cancer may present with a mass in the scrotum, pain and heaviness in the scrotum, lumps in the groin and at times with lumps in abdomen. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/testicular-cancer/ds00046. ...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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Is there a self-test for testicular cancer?

Is there a self-test for testicular cancer?

Testicular cancer: The self test you are looking for is called a physical exam! basically you must be familiar with your own body in order to notice any changes. Men are really supposed to exam their testicles once a month just as women are asked to exam their breasts once a month. Just pick a day of the month and get it done. If you feel a knot or lump see your doctor. ...Read more

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Would blood tests diagnose testicular cancer?

Would blood tests diagnose testicular cancer?

Some can help..: The diagnosis of testicular cancer requires a tissue biopsy to determine that cancer is present and the specific type. There are some tumor markers for testicular cancer that can be detected in the blood to help determine response to chemotherapy and disease activity. These are not present in all patients with testicular cancer and are not used for the actual diagnosis of the cancer. ...Read more

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What does the test for testicular cancer tell me?

What does the test for testicular cancer tell me?

Testicular cancer: Physical exam and ultrasound exam of the testis together are the primary tools for identifying testicular cancer. These two tools give enough information to proceed with orchiectomy. Testicular tumors are never biopsied due to propensity to spread a localized tumor prior to surgical removal. ...Read more

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Would blood test be able to find testicular cancer before you can feel it?

Would blood test be able to find testicular cancer before you can feel it?

It usually does not: Work this way. There is no indication to get these tests unless a mass is suspected, in the testes or a midline abnormality most commonly in a young man. The blood tests, Alpha feto protein and human Chorionic Gonadotropin are indicated to help point the origin of a testis or mediastinal mass. The disease is unusual enough to make these test as routine screening not worthwhile. ...Read more

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What does tumour markers (for testicular cancer)mean? Does the cancer have to be wide spread before it shows in the blood?

What does tumour markers (for testicular cancer)mean? Does the cancer have to be wide spread before it shows in the blood?

No: There are three different tumor markers that can be elevated in different types of testicular cancer: beta hcg, afp, and ldh. They can be elevated even when the cancer is only in the testicle and hasn't spread anywhere else in the body. On the other hand, it is also possible to have metastases without elevated markers because some types often don't make any marker at all (eg pure seminoma). ...Read more

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Where can I get testicular cancer test annually?

Where can I get testicular cancer test annually?

Your doctor: Annual tests for testicular cancer are not recommended routinely. You should discuss your concern with your doctor to see if more than physical examination is needed. ...Read more

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What is the procedure for getting tests done for testicular cancer?

What is the procedure for getting tests done for testicular cancer?

Ultrasound, blood: Scrotal ultrasound is the initial test. In addition a blood test for 2 tumor markers are also neccessary prior to any procedure to determine a baseline so that the blood test can be used as a monitoring system after defintive treatment. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of testicular cancer and where can I go to get tested? What sort of test should I get if i'm worried?

Usually hard lump: Found on scrotal examination or when washing or showering. Tumor side of scrotum may feel "heavy". No pain unless there is a bled into the cancer. Scrotal ultrasound is very reliable, ono-invasive & simple to perform. Can be ordered by your primary care dr. Or a urologist.. Fortunately prognosis is usually very good if diagnosed early. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is there a simple blood test for testicular cancer?

Is there a simple blood test for testicular cancer?

There are blood: Tests, alpha-feto-protein and human Chorionic Gonadotropin that are done after a diagnosis or stron suspicion of testicular cancer, and these are used to follow treatment, and look for recurrence. These, and no other tests, are used to screen normal men and boys looking to make a diagnosis, which what i think you were asking. ...Read more

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Can the doctor rule out testicular cancer without any lab tests?

Not completely: If there's a mass, it should be examined by ultrasound. Blood tests can further suggest the likelihood of cancer by finding abnormal amounts of hormones and proteins. Usually entire testicle removed instead of biopsy, because of risk of spreading cancer cells that were previously contained. Exam by pathologist will guide treatment. Ct can evaluate for metastasis. ...Read more

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Is testicular cancer always in the scrotum, or can it show up as lumps in the skin?

Is testicular cancer always in the scrotum, or can it show up as lumps in the skin?

No: Testis cancer occurs most commonly in the testicle, occasionally it can grow in the abdomen. If you're feeling a lump on the scrotal skin, it is mostly likely a sebaceous cyst or infected hair follicle. Now that many men are "manscaping" or shaving their genitals, i see a lot of scrotal bumps. If you're concerned, a quick medical evaluation can confirm. ...Read more

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Does a urologist do screening test for testicular cancer?

No tests, but...: If you see a urologist, a testicular exam is usually part of the routine physical examination. But testicular cancer is a rare disease, and there are no widespread screening programs for it, making self-examinations important. If you feel a lump inside the scrotum, please see your primary care physician or urologist without delay. ...Read more

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Testicular cancer typically spreads to the lungs and neck area? Would a chest X-ray show this?

Most testis cancer: Is confined to the testis. When spread is suspect, particularly with markers (hcg/afp), more complex imaging (ct's, head, chest, abdomen, pelvis) is done. Testis almost always spreads to abdominal & pelvic nodes before distantly to lungs and brain. ...Read more

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Can a scrotal ultrasound almost always show if someone has testicular cancer? If not what do they do? Just remove everyone's testicles?

Can a scrotal ultrasound almost always show if someone has testicular cancer? If not what do they do? Just remove everyone's testicles?

Here are some ...: Most of times, it will be true and safe to remove the testicle with mass through inguinal incision - called radical orchiectomy. Why? The experience in the decision to do so by a good history, proper physical exam, and tests such US, hormonal tests have proved to be accurate and well worth, although occasional mistake may occur. How to make such a final decision may widely vary depending on ... ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with testicular cancer on 7/22/12, removed 7/25/12. Blood work good, CT scan shows 4mm, 6mm, 12mm spot on liver, your thoughts, MRI 10/9?

I was diagnosed with testicular cancer on 7/22/12, removed 7/25/12. Blood work good, CT scan shows 4mm, 6mm, 12mm spot on liver, your thoughts, MRI 10/9?

Need treatments: Most likely you will have needle biopsy of liver lesion, fortunately the the chemotherapy is very effective be confident you will have excellent chance of remission, good example cyclist l armstrong speak to your oncologist. ...Read more

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How quickly does testicular cancer spreads?

How quickly does testicular cancer spreads?

Relatively quickly.: Unfortunately, testicular cancer generally tends to grow rapidly relative to other cancers. It then tends to spread, in a fairly predictable pattern, to the lymph nodes behind the abdominal cavity, then potentially to other organs. This makes prompt diagnosis and treatment very important. If you feel a mass in the testicle, don't delay evaluation and see your physician as soon as possible. ...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