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Anc and what other blood tests indicate cancer?

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Dr. Cynthia Anderson
Radiation Oncology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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