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Does cancer always show up in bloodwork?

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Dr. Sri Sundararaman
Radiation Oncology
4 doctors agree

In brief: No

In fact not usually.
Psa so far has most data for screening for & evaluating prostate cancer. Other tumor markers are less reliable but can supplement other studies. We need to be cautious considering either screening for or following cancer solely based on blood tests.

In brief: No

In fact not usually.
Psa so far has most data for screening for & evaluating prostate cancer. Other tumor markers are less reliable but can supplement other studies. We need to be cautious considering either screening for or following cancer solely based on blood tests.
Dr. Sri Sundararaman
Dr. Sri Sundararaman
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Dr. Mary Maluccio
Surgery - Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Bloodwork can be normal even in the setting of cancer.
When patients have a personal history of cancer, we will often follow cancer markers in the bloodwork as an indirect measure of response to treatment.

In brief: No

Bloodwork can be normal even in the setting of cancer.
When patients have a personal history of cancer, we will often follow cancer markers in the bloodwork as an indirect measure of response to treatment.
Dr. Mary Maluccio
Dr. Mary Maluccio
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