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I wanted to know when you give blood do they test the blood for diseases, leukemia, cancer, etc?

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Dr. Shahid Rafique
Internal Medicine

In brief: Not specifically

When you have your blood checked at the annual physical, your physician looks at various parameters in the test results.
Taking your history, examination, personal and family history into consideration he can then get some indications if the individual could have cancer. Commonest indicator of cancer in men is anemia, which triggers further investigation.

In brief: Not specifically

When you have your blood checked at the annual physical, your physician looks at various parameters in the test results.
Taking your history, examination, personal and family history into consideration he can then get some indications if the individual could have cancer. Commonest indicator of cancer in men is anemia, which triggers further investigation.
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