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Is it possible to have cancer and have normal blood test results?

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Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
13 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Many cancers will not cause changes to the blood counts or chemistry panels.
This is one of the reasons why routine screenings with your physician are important.

In brief: Yes

Many cancers will not cause changes to the blood counts or chemistry panels.
This is one of the reasons why routine screenings with your physician are important.
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Family Medicine
6 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

There are many different kinds of cancer.
Most of them do not show up in blood tests.

In brief: Yes

There are many different kinds of cancer.
Most of them do not show up in blood tests.
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
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Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

We screen for cancers based your age, prior history of cancer, family history, or any clinical reason based on your history & exam.

In brief: Yes

We screen for cancers based your age, prior history of cancer, family history, or any clinical reason based on your history & exam.
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
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Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Absolutely

An abnormal blood count is more likely with a blood cancer or any advanced cancer. However, in many cases with early cancers such as breast, lung, pancreas, liver, etc.
There may be no changes in the blood counts till very advanced disease state has developed. It is therefore essential to undergo regular physical exams and recommednded screening tests by your doctor.

In brief: Absolutely

An abnormal blood count is more likely with a blood cancer or any advanced cancer. However, in many cases with early cancers such as breast, lung, pancreas, liver, etc.
There may be no changes in the blood counts till very advanced disease state has developed. It is therefore essential to undergo regular physical exams and recommednded screening tests by your doctor.
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
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