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Do blood tests show signs of cancer?

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Dr. David Houghton
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
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In brief: Depends on type

There are some types of cancer that have specific blood tests that are very good at detecting them. But basic lab tests done for general purposes are often normal in people with cancer.

In brief: Depends on type

There are some types of cancer that have specific blood tests that are very good at detecting them. But basic lab tests done for general purposes are often normal in people with cancer.
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