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Does all cancer show in bloods?

(7 Posts)
williamjoe Mon 07-Nov-16 01:19:22

Just that please.

TheFirie Mon 07-Nov-16 09:57:38

I would say Leukaemia does yes, but for the others, some markers might be higher but you have to look for it.

Why do you ask?

Kewcumber Mon 07-Nov-16 09:59:06

My mum's cancer never showed markers in her blood - I know because I asked at the Marsden.

BlackSwan Mon 07-Nov-16 10:13:47

No. Brain cancer doesn't for one...

Jemimapuddleduk Tue 08-Nov-16 14:58:55

No -my son's type of Leukemia (AML) did not show up in blood tests. Low platelets were identified but doctors thought it was ITP for several months. Only a bone marrow aspirate and trefine confirmed it.

minmooch Wed 09-Nov-16 13:38:57

No - my son had a grade IV medullabladtoma (very aggressive brain tumour) that did not show up in bloods.

What are you suspecting? What symptoms does your child show?

Labtest7 Thu 10-Nov-16 12:39:19

My daughter had ALL which didn't show up in the blood count. The next day they looked at the blood film and saw blast cells which confirmed leukaemia. A bone marrow biopsy determined the type.

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