... a blood test does not detect cancers. ... (9 replies)
... I'm wondering about the same thing. If a blood test shows cancer, wouldn't it be simple to detect cancer? ... (9 replies)
... Hi Mel
Thanks very much for your reply - I'm having an ultrasound tomnorrow so hopefully that will shed some light on things.
As regards to the blood work - I said to the doctor that I didn't think there was a test that could determine cancer and he said that whilst that is true, if I did have some kind of cancer there was a 90% certainty that something would show up in... (9 replies)
... and wondered if anyone could help me understand some blood work I've just had done. ... (9 replies)
... Usually a high ESR will detect an infection somewhere in your body. That would trigger a Doctor to look further. If all came back negative the Doctor wouldnt be over worried. ... (9 replies)
... Hi, if you search the internet for
Clinical Utility of the Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate
MALCOLM L. BRIGDEN, M.D., B.C.
Cancer Agency, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
then you will get good information on this question. One of the things listed that cause an elevated ESE is malignancy. There is a small specific section on Oncologic Disease. This indicates... (9 replies)
... I would suggest you have a CT scan on your upper and lower ab. Ultrasound cannot find small solid mass. However, your symptoms are not necessary a sure indicator of cancer. They could be caused by other desease. (9 replies)
... hmm I don't know the answer to that one. I would think then drs would be doing more blood work on people. Hopefully someone passing by these boards can answer that question. ... (9 replies)
... Hi Hope, I think I would ask to go see a gasterentrologost. It could be IBS but I think the doctors are quick to label things. I would think an ultrasound or a MRI would be the next step. If only blood work did show everything but it doesn't. ... (9 replies)
... Hello Hope74
Did you find out what was wrong ?
thanks (9 replies)
... There is no one blood test that can determine if cancer is present, largely because there are so many different types of cancer. ... (5 replies)
... As for cancer and blood tests...there is no one single blood test that can detect cancer. ... (9 replies)
... Harry, all info is appreciated ;) I have found that alot of Drs look at you like a number. You must be diligent in your own care.
I've researched as much as I can. I had uterine and ovarian cancer. This is a whole new ball game for me. I just like to have as much knoweldge before entering a new zone ;)
Thank you! (13 replies)
... As you already Maligant Melanoma is very aggressive form of cancer and spreads rapidly to other parts of the body. ... (13 replies)
... biopsy can reveal anemias, cancers such as leukemia, multiple myeloma, or Hodgkin's disease. It is also used to determine the patient's response to chemotherapy. ... (1 replies)
... resulting in false negatives. The CA 27.29 test has been proven to be helpful, however, in following increases in metastasis in women who have already been found to have metastatic disease, allowing doctors to better adjust treatment regimens. ... (8 replies)
... There is no definite way to screen for cancer via bloodtest. ... (6 replies)
... o, I totally hear what you're saying, but the point is, I'll bet you there are way more than one disease on the net that, if you read the symptoms, you'd be able to relate to if you really thought about it. That's why the internet can be really misleading. ... (6 replies)
... I had CT for abdominal pain done on abdomen pelvis. My blood work and stool tests came back ok. I have symptoms of fatique, weakness, lack of appetitie, waves of nausea. I am 40 years old. ... (1 replies)