Physical exam first. Before ordering lab test, a medical history and physical examination ought be done to narrow the possibilities of potential diseases. The choice of blood tests would then be dictated by the diagnoses that need to be excluded and to determine the severity of the process. See your doctor asap.
Elderly mom has been losing weight, feels fatigued, but no loss of appetite or other symp's. Would cancer show up in routine blood tests? Worried.
No! See pcp, needs complete wk up! Read more...