What abnormalities would be seen in blood work with lymphoma or leukemia?

Lymphoma does not sh. Leukemia will show up in the blood(get a CBC done). Lymphoma typically does not show up in blood but can produce anemia or low platelet count, but the main feature of lymphoma is enlargement of the lymph nodes in one or more sites in the body. A biopsy of the lymph nodes is required for diagnosis of lymphoma whereas a bone marrow examination may be helpful for making a diagnosis of leukemia.

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What specific blood work might show abnormalities that may indicate early signs of lymphoma leukemia cancer? Not for diagnosis but 4 early indications

Hematologic cancers. Leukemia and lymphoma are classified as hematologic malignancies. See this site for leukemia: http://labtestsonline.org/understanding/conditions/leukemia/start/3 and see this site for lymphoma: http://labtestsonline.org/understanding/conditions/lymphoma/start/4 That should give you some basics on the blood tests. If you're concerned, talk to your doctor about which tests might be appropriate. Read more...

Can leukemia or lymphoma be found in blood work from my regular dr?

Sometimes.... For leukemia, you sometimes can detect the leukemia cells on a routine complete blood count (cbc). However, not every lab is good at identifying these cells (called blasts). Lymphoma requires a biopsy to make the definitive diagnosis. There are other lab tests that can make you suspicious of either leukemia/lymphoma, but other specialized tests are needed to confirm. Read more...
Yes and. Not necessarily leukemia should be sorted out. Many types of lymphoma and CBC could be completely unremarkable. Read more...