Does a CBC blood test detect cancer? Specifically lymphoma?

CBC & Lymphoma. There are a few lymphomas which can be detected on a CBC but most will not show up that way. In other words, if your CBC is normal doesn't mean you don't have lymphoma. A biopsy of any enlarged lymph node is suggested.

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If someone had later stage cancers would a CBC blood test be normal?

Possibly. Honestly, it would depend on the specific cancer and where and if it has spread to other sites. For instance, melanoma would likely have a normal count but leukemia would not. Read more...
A CBC may. Be completely normal with very advanced cancer - - it measures red cells and their parameters, white cells, number and type, and platelets...Some include a differential that reports type and per cent of white cells. Some advanced cancers may cause problems, more from treatment, but a CBC is not a monitor for cancer stage, prognosis or expectations of any kind. Read more...

If a person has any kind of cancer cells in body could it b diagnosed wth CBC blood test.

Not really but. Cancer cells in body can not be diagnosed by CBC blood test.But some cancers can be suspected based on CBC test, for example multiple myeloma, leukemia, or lymphomas. Read more...
Cancer and Blood. Nope. Probably not in any way. There are a thousand different kinds of cancer. Are you aware of this? Read more...
No. A CBC looks at blood cells; white, red, and platelets, shapes and sizes. A CBC is only suggestive and not even diagnostic for blood (hematologic) malignacies. Read more...

Fecal blood test positive. CBC is normal. Do I have cancer?

See below. There are many causes of blood in stool, colon cancer is just one. However, at your age, it would be prudent to get a colonoscopic examination. Consult this site for more info: http://www.webmd.boots.com/digestive-disorders/blood-in-stool-causes-and-diagnosis For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. Read more...
Further testing need. Fecal blood test is a screening test. When it is positive, then Colonoscopy examination is required to check for Colon Cancer. You need to get your Colon examined as you are over 50 year old(recommended for every one over 50 years of Age). Read more...

Can a cancer patient have CBC blood test that are normal or different?

Yes. "cbc" (complete blood count) is a measure at a particular time of how much of the blood is composed of red blood cells, and what the size and hemoglobin content of those cells is, and of white blood cells, including the various different types of white blood cells. A cancer patient who does not have leukemia may have a normal cbc, or depending on treatment, extent of disease, etc may not. Read more...

Could you tell me if someone has thyroid cancer wouldn't the CBC blood test show that something was abnormal?

Cancer. Likely not. The cancer if it spread would likely just affect local structures. Ultrasound is the best method to detect it. Certain lab tests screen for certain types of thyroid cancer. Read more...

How are cancer cells or tumors or anything causing other symptoms detected? Blood test? I had a panel and CBC and full blood? Stool urine?

Cancer. There are no blood tests that rule in or out all cancers with certainty. Your physician would order specific tests such as xrays, scans,mri, endoscopy depending on your symptoms or physical examination findings or certain screening of urine,stool, sputum,etc. Tissue biopsies are then done to confirm a diagnosis of cancer. For example, blood in stool or urine leads to scoping; skin lesion biopsied. Read more...