Blood tests for cancer? If so which tests?

None. Unless specifically requested by your doctor. Each test is for a specific kind of cancer, but cannot be used for screening or used alone for diagnosis. Psa is a long discussion, does not apply to you.

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Do pathologists automatically screen blood tests for cancer?

Blood tests. Some blood tests are screens for serum markers of malignancy, and some blood tests are to assess the cells of the blood for irregularity (leukemia). Pathologists interpret these tests. However, if your question means, for example, if you have blood drawn for cholesterol levels, do pathologists also look at that same sample for possible cancer, the answer is no. Read more...

What kind of physician do I need to find to do a thorough exam? Which includes blood tests for cancer? Liver pancreas problems or colon and kidn

Primary care doctor. To get complete care, one must have a relationship with a primary care doctor. One may have to visit several doctors to find one who has enough time during the visits (the current health care & insurance system in the U.S. Causes very short visits). Usually, only one issue can be addressed per visit, so plan to do several visits (initial, labs & follow-up, tests & follow-up, specialists, etc...). Read more...
Medicine/Family med. A primary care physician, that may be an internal medicine doctor, or family medicine doctor would be a good person to start with. Read more...

Anc and what other blood tests indicate cancer?

Several tests. There is no specific blood test that means cancer unless the diagnosis is leukemia in which case the blood tests are most helpful. Anc is not a test to diagnose cancer, but is a test to see how many functioning white blood cells you have. Patients receiving chemo can see a drop in their anc and sometimes need a shot to raise it back up. Several blood tests can be used to follow cancer patients. Read more...

Can you tell me how precise is cancer blood tests?

Setting? In a patient with active cancer, these blood tests (I assume you are talking about tumor markers like CEA or CA27.29) are useful to see how the cancer responds to therapy. They are also used to follow up a patient in remission to detect if the cancer recurs (not as good for that). As screening for people who never had cancer, they are, with rare exceptions, useless and thus not recommended. Read more...

Can you tell me how accurate is cancer blood tests?

What setting? In a patient with active disease, "cancer blood tests" (I assume you are talking about tumor markers like CEA) are useful to see how the cancer responds to therapy. They are also used to follow up a patient in remission to detect if the cancer is coming back but they are not as good for that. As screening for people who never had cancer, they are mostly useless and should not be done routinely. . Read more...

Please tell me, could cancer be tested by blood tests?

Depends on type. Some cancers can be diagnosed and followed by blood tests. Leukemias (which are blood cancers) are diagnosed by examining blood and bone marrow. Some solid tumors (such as prostate cancer) can be followed by measuring a tumor marker in the blood (psa). It depends upon the type of cancer. Hope that this helps. Read more...

Can you help? Could regular blood tests pick up cancer?

No. Regular blood tests do not diagnose any particular cancer. Though abnormalities, e.g., blood cell counts, seen on regular tests may lead to additional tests that diagnose cancer, 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. Read more...

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. Read more...