Can someone have cancer and his blood tests to be normal?

Yes, blood tests not. Bblood tests are done to look for some clues about the effects of cancer on the body. Since the word cancer means many different diseases that can affect any organ of the body, we have to focus the tests on the affected organ. Only if the Cancer involved the blood cells do the blood tests show Cancerous changes. Such cancers are called Leukemias(lymphoma.), Rest of cancers are called Solid tumors.

Related Questions

I know blood tests cant definitively say whether someone has cancer, but can they tell you that you dont have cancer by having a normal cell count?

Not enough. Blood test cannot either rule out or confirm cancer. Particularly the ones we get in the ED or for a healthy check up. Some tests could correlate with the presence of a cancer. They are called tumor markers. They should be checked only after the diagnosis has been established by a biopsy, then you can follow them as surrogate for response to treatment. . Read more...
Not always,but it ca. Blood tests are a way of looking for early clues for a chronic illness like Cancer. Blood cancer is easily diagnosed from blood tests. But for most common cancers, we need to do a physical exam and imaging (X-ray) studies followed by a biopsy of any abnormal areas. That is how the final definite diagnosis is made. The costs can be minimsed by an experienced physician who can use his hands and comm. Read more...

My symptoms all point to leukaemia cancer, but my blood tests are normal. What could be wrong with me then?

Get medical check. There are No definite symptoms from leukemia. They can overlap with other ailments. So the only way to answer your question is to get a medical check up and do a blood test(CBC). The medical check up will indicate which system is causing your symptoms and help in making a correct diagnosis which will help to offer you proper treatment. Read more...

Blood tests cant tell if u have cancer but Can cancer be ruled out from blood test? If your cell counts are normal does that mean you're cancer free?

No. There are many tests other than a "blood test" that can show the presence of cancer (radiologic tests, biopsy, cytology, etc.). Read more...
NO. Blood cell counts gives you clues only and that is when the. Cancer is advanced. ROUTINE blood counts and blood chemistry can be normal when cancer is in its early stages. That is why we use screening tests to detect early cancer. Read more...
Not just yet. Good question. We have been trying to come up with tests to do just that. There isn't a magical test just yet to rule out all types of cancer from a blood test. Some cancers do have specific proteins associated with them, we call them tumor markers that we check in blood. They are somewhat specific to particular cancers and can help detect cancer early on, detect recurrence and guide treatment. Read more...

.What do white and red blood cell blood tests look for? Mine came back normal, I was just wondering what abnormal tests could mean. Cancer etc.. ..

RBCs,WBCs;platlets. Cbc(complete blood count)is done it will gives us information for total white cell count and count of differential cells like polymorphs, lymphocytes, monocytes in rbcs it gives us total rbc count and hemoglobin(tsts for anemia) also done is platlet count. If the test is in normal range there it is good.But abnormal test may indicate anemia, infections, and other diseases like lymphoma/leukemia. Read more...
Anemia etc. A CBC measures numbers of red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. If you have low red blood cells, you have anemia. This can indicate chronic bleeding, nutritional deficits, hormone or bone marrow problems. White blood cells are abnormally high with certain infections and leukemia. It's good your test came back normal. Your dizziness isn't from anemia! Read more...

How do you screen for cancer? How would I know if I had cancer or not? I had blood tests done including a CBC and they were normal.

Cancer screening. There are well defined Screening tests for Cancer. Your PCP/Family doctor will be familair with them. The tests are done according to Age and or if you experience poor appetite, fever or weight loss. Persistent pain can be a symptoms although most cancers are painless to begin with, but can be detected by physical examination or imaging studies using X-rays/CT scans or Ultrasound. Read more...

If a person has cancer (of any kind), like stomach, or esophagus, will their blood tests at a checkup be great & normal? OR show indication of sickness?

Blood test may be. normal. Blood tests usually do not detect cancers. Secondary effects of cancer may show in a blood test, such as anemia. A normal regular blood tests does not rule out cancer and an abnormal test does not mean cancer. Each cancer has its own diagnostic tests, and most require a biopsy reading by a pathologist. Read more...

Can blood tests indicate the presence of cancer? I am quite worried that I have cancer, however I have had numerous blood tests (full cbc with diff, tumor marker, thyroid, etc) all coming back normal

Blood test . The only true and diagnostic way of telling if you have cancer is not by blood test, images, CT scans. The only way is by biopsy of the tissue of concern either by CT guided, FNA, or surgical resection. By doing this a pathologist can determine the severity and aggressiveness of the cancer and specifically the type of cancer so an oncologist can modify chemotherapy to target the cancer type. . Read more...
Not really. Blood tests may be able to suggest or provide evidence against the presence of cancer, but generally cancers are found by pursuing testing or imaging based upon the history and physical exam. At your age the only screening tests for cancers you need should be breast, colon and if a long term smoker- lung CA. Read more...