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Can you detect bone cancer through a blood test?

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Dr. James Ball
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: No.

Bone cancers are typically diagnosed by biopsy after noticing an abnormality on x-ray or mri.
There typically have no abnormalities of blood work. Leukemia is a bone marrow disorder. This is not a bone cancer, but can be confused, as the abnormal marrow is inside the bone. Leuekemias often have abnormal blood work.

In brief: No.

Bone cancers are typically diagnosed by biopsy after noticing an abnormality on x-ray or mri.
There typically have no abnormalities of blood work. Leukemia is a bone marrow disorder. This is not a bone cancer, but can be confused, as the abnormal marrow is inside the bone. Leuekemias often have abnormal blood work.
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Dr. William A Biermann
Internal Medicine - Oncology
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In brief: Not really

Primary tumors of bone are not likely to be found by blood test.
Other tumors that spead to bone occasionally can be suspected more by symptoms, scans and x-rays. Myeloma a blood malignancy which can affect bones can cause high protein levels seen in blood test. There the blood test is not enough.

In brief: Not really

Primary tumors of bone are not likely to be found by blood test.
Other tumors that spead to bone occasionally can be suspected more by symptoms, scans and x-rays. Myeloma a blood malignancy which can affect bones can cause high protein levels seen in blood test. There the blood test is not enough.
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