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Can Cancer Be Diagnosed With a Blood Test During Routine Examinations?

Patricia A. Weiss
CJON 2007, 11(6), 940-941 DOI: 10.1188/07.CJON.940-941

Myth: Cancer can be detected in asymptomatic patients by a blood draw for tumor biomarkers during routine examinations in a doctor's office. The reliability of tumor biomarkers to diagnose cancer in asymptomatic patients is a frequently asked question in general practice as well as in an oncology setting.

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