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    Old 07-09-2004, 10:41 AM   #1
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    Do blood test show cancer?

    Way out question......If you have bloods done, can they tell from that if your body is fighting something. i.e. if you had a cancer at that time, would it show in the bloods?

     
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    Old 07-09-2004, 03:54 PM   #2
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    Re: Do blood test show cancer?

    not always. It may show that your red or white blood cells are low or somthing. Which needs to be investagated, and then from there they may do another test. It all depends on what they are checking the blood for.

     
    Old 07-09-2004, 04:11 PM   #3
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    Re: Do blood test show cancer?

    There is a CA 125 test that may give indicators towards cancer.

     
    Old 07-09-2004, 06:27 PM   #4
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    Re: Do blood test show cancer?

    they do have some blood tests that can suspect if u have cancer dont what they are i called i but i had them due to a swollen lymph ! the only cancer that will show up in like a regular blood test a cbc would be leukemia but not directly! but it would show a very high white blood count the only way to really know is a biopsie which i had done came back good also all other cancers do not show a rasied white blood count only leukemia!! my aunt has lung cancer in late stages her blood count is normal! hope i helped ! good luck!!! o yea also if your white blood cells are high it usually means ur body is fighting off an infection dosnt mean u have cancer!! thats what your white blood cells do is fight infections!!

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    Old 07-10-2004, 04:22 AM   #5
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    Re: Do blood test show cancer?

    My sister was in alot of back pain, they did blood test and said that her "sed" rate was high. That was the only indicator in her blood that she had something really wrong with her, as it turned out she did have cancer.

     
    Old 07-10-2004, 03:59 PM   #6
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    Re: Do blood test show cancer?

    There is a blood test that is normally done on people over the age of 50......It is called a cancer marker......I know this cuz hubby works with labs and such.

     
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