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bloodwork and cancer
« on: December 25, 2013, 11:38:48 PM »
Can someone please tell me if routine bloodwork would come back strange if someone had cancer? I've heard something about the white blood cell count being off but I'm not sure. I would really appreciate some input. I'm very scared...
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Re: bloodwork and cancer
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2013, 07:01:19 AM »
My doctor said it would show that something was off but it wont show cancer. It would show a disfunction in a certain area which would indicate a need for further tests in that area.  There are specufic blood tests that check for cancer apparently.
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Re: bloodwork and cancer
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2013, 08:03:26 AM »
High white blood cells count is a sign of some virus or infection. Could be something more serious but it probably isn't at your age
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Re: bloodwork and cancer
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2013, 08:33:24 AM »
Some blood results may be indicative of cancer. There are specific blood tests that look for
tumor markers.
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Re: bloodwork and cancer
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2013, 09:09:44 AM »
It would be very unusual for bloodwork to be perfectly normal if you had cancer.  The reason you cant use bloodwork to diagnose cancer is because bloodwork in healthy or minimally sick people is often a little off.  During my time as a student in a blood diagnosis lab. It was very obvious when people were sick...the counts would most often be way off.
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Re: bloodwork and cancer
« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2013, 10:24:48 AM »
I had bloodwork done and the only thing that came back off was a slight vitamin d deficiency. So if someone had cancer anywhere you're saying that their bloodwork (blood count?) would come back strange?
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Re: bloodwork and cancer
« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2013, 10:35:41 AM »
If there was anything suspicios, you would be sent to do more tests. And by "suspicious", I mean "suspicios" and not "obviously wrong".
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Re: bloodwork and cancer
« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2013, 11:10:27 AM »
Thanks, I'm just very worried
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Re: bloodwork and cancer
« Reply #8 on: December 26, 2013, 12:57:26 PM »
Thanks, I'm just very worried

Why? You said that your bloodwork came back normal except for vitamin D.
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Re: bloodwork and cancer
« Reply #9 on: December 26, 2013, 01:20:11 PM »
I've just been having so many strange symptoms lately
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