What blood tests would be abnormal with bone cancer?

Maybe none. Primary bone cancer usually cause pain and have abnormal x-rays and ct scans. If there are abnormal labs, there might be anemia (low hemoglobin) of chronic disease. Metastatic bone cancers are more likely to have lab abnormalities like anemia and perhaps tumor specific marker elevations.
Blood tests. Blood test : CBC to show anemia, alkaline phosphatese fraction , calcium, phosphorus and magnesium. Thanks.

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Is it possible to have bone cancer with normal blood tests?

Yes possible. Bone cancers may not show in the blood or will show in late stage only. Read more...
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Woke up w/ache left side of rite knee a month ago. Aches/pain sometimes still when walking.18 yrs. Doc only did blood tests. Bone cancer? Not athletic.

See ortho. It would be very unlikely that you have bone cancer because you had knee pain a month ago, especially at 18 yo. You need to see your dr. And tell them to examine your knee or see an orthopedic dr. Generally speaking, it is most likely something common like condromalacia or patellofemoral syndrome, which is common in young individuals that are active, but do not necessarily have to be in sports. Read more...

Can someone detect bone cancer through a blood test?

Depends. Some blood tests will suggest or prove certain kinds of bone cancer, for example multiple myeloma is a bone disease in whcih the tumor cells are plasma cells which often secrete a protein which can be found in the blood. Many kinds of bone cancer are not identifiable by a blood test. Read more...
Maybe soon. At this point, it is not possible though there are some newer technologies that may make it possible to detect circulating tumor cells or a signature for having a bone cancer like osteosarcoma or ewing sarcoma. Read more...

When blood test and prostate exams comes back normal, could you still have bone cancer of the iliac?

Not sure. Bone cancer has very specific imaging findings as well as symptoms. Metastatic prostate cancer to bone is a late stage disease phenomenon, and most unlikely in a 49 year old. Not sure which blood tests were normal (psa, alkaline phosphotase, ?), so am not positive how to answer this. Read more...

We are waiting for a bone biopsy. Spur or cancer is the differential diagnosis. We noticed that his previous blood tests showed him slightly anemic. Does that point to cancer?

Not clear. The two choices of possibilities seems a bit unusual. It sounds like the biopsy is to really define the problem in the bone. Anemia can be related to cancer, bur has a very long list of causes. I'm not sure that i can make anything if the anemia. Read more...

Would early- mid bone cancer show up at all in wbc, rbc, or other parts of a blood test, or is it only symptomatic in the bone?

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Loved one's bone scan points to possible metastatic cancer, but all blood tests and mammogram are negative for cancer. Any ideas on what it could mean?

More testing. The bone scan result could be a false positive or additional tests may be needed to find the primary cancer. Read more...
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I went for blood tests today to check tumour markers as I have previous breast cancer history. I ould only get 2 tubes of blood but needed 4. I am also going for a bone scan. Opinions?

Might be enough. The requirement for number of tube comes from both the type of tube needed for a particular test as well as the volume of blood needed. The volume part also depends on how concentrated your blood is--less liquid in your blood means you need more tubes. Your doctor will be notified if some of the tests needed could not be done, and then he or she can decide if you need to be drawn again. Read more...
No problem. In all likelihood, this should not be an issue. Tumor markers are generally not recommended for patients with a history of breast cancer, primarily because the markers that we have are quite poor. They tend to be most helpful when tumors are advanced and when patients are undergoing chemotherapy. If the tumor markers go down, this is often taken as a sign that the therapy may be working. Read more...
Ask your doc. You should ask your treating physician if the extra tubes are necessary. If they are return to the lab once you are fully hydrated. Read more...