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This is Dr. David
I am a cancer doctor
how old are you? are you male or female?
blood tests are not ways we look for cancer
why are you worried about having cancer?
you should see your primary care doctor for a complete workup
you need blood test to check iron, ferritin, thyroid hormone, vitamin D, complete blood cell count
I hope you don't smoke
exercise and eating healthier could help you get stronger.
for patients your age, a colonoscopy and stool blood tests are used to look for early colon cancer.
for men, PSA and prostate exams are used to check for prostate cancer
for women, yearly mammograms are used to check for breast cancers.
if you smoke, annual chest CT scan low dose can look for early lung cancers.
what other questions do you have?
I am here still willing to help you.