So i have a really crippling fear of cancer (at 20 years old... turning 21 next month)
The type of cancer i'm afraid of on any given day varies. My doctor knows how I am and is very sympathetic to my plight.
Here's my question:
I've had two blood tests done within the last month or so. One in the ER which was "Beautifully Normal", and one ordered by my doctor, which, again was "flawless". My doctor likes to reassure me that I don't have anything wrong with me because the blood tests were normal. However, is this conclusive?? I just don't feel like a blood test can really detect everything. And people who DO end up having cancer, can it be detected with a blood test?? I just feel like people who get dx'd with a terminal disease find out they have it through a more specific test.
Does anyone have any insight/experience with this? Any and all is appreciated :) x