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Do abnormal CBC results and a referral to an oncologist mean cancer is a big worry?
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Not necessarily
Referral to an oncologist does not mean automatically it is a cancer.
Majority of oncologists are also hematologists (doctor who deals with blood disorders) . So, in your case, it is not necessarily to be a cancer , it could be just a common blood disorder. Good luck.

In brief: Not necessarily
Referral to an oncologist does not mean automatically it is a cancer.
Majority of oncologists are also hematologists (doctor who deals with blood disorders) . So, in your case, it is not necessarily to be a cancer , it could be just a common blood disorder. Good luck.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Dr. Devon Webster
Internal Medicine - Oncology
In brief: Not necessarily
Doctors often refer patients to an oncologist for evaluation and treatment of anemia, which is common.
This would be found on a cbc. Other possibilities include abnormal white blood cells or low platelets. Blood cancers (leukemia) can be suspected based on a cbc, but hopefully your doctor would have shared that with you! it's poor communication to be referred without an explanation. Ask your doc!

In brief: Not necessarily
Doctors often refer patients to an oncologist for evaluation and treatment of anemia, which is common.
This would be found on a cbc. Other possibilities include abnormal white blood cells or low platelets. Blood cancers (leukemia) can be suspected based on a cbc, but hopefully your doctor would have shared that with you! it's poor communication to be referred without an explanation. Ask your doc!
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