Small trial suggests the scans might help, but experts aren't so sure
by SydneyKaay on Fri May 22, 2009 12:00 AM
Hi, my dad has end stage lung cancer. I got the results of his blood test today but I'm not sure what it all means. Can someone tell me what this means? Everything was within normal range except for these. Thank you, I appreciate it.
ALBUMIN -Low at 1.8
GLOBULIN -High at 5.1
A/G -Low at 0.4
ALKALINE PHOS -High at 124
WBC -High at 15.2
RBC -Low at 3.26
HGB -Low at 9.5
HCT -High at 31.2
MCV -High at 96
MCHC -Low at 30
ABS NEUT -High at 12.7
NEUT -High at 83.3
LYMPH -Low at 8.5
by Chessie on Sat May 23, 2009 12:00 AM
On 5/22/2009 SydneyKaay wrote:Hi, my dad has end stage lung cancer. I got the results of his blood test today but I'm not sure what it all means. Can someone tell me what this means? Everything was within normal range except for these. Thank you, I appreciate it. ALBUMIN -Low at 1.8GLOBULIN -High at 5.1A/G -Low at 0.4ALKALINE PHOS -High at 124WBC -High at 15.2RBC -Low at 3.26HGB -Low at 9.5HCT -High at 31.2MCV -High at 96 MCHC -Low at 30ABS NEUT -High at 12.7NEUT -High at 83.3LYMPH -Low at 8.5
The following link will show you the ranges for blood work. Keep in mind that it varies slightly from lab to lab. But this will give you an idea of how good/bad each category is.
In order to understand each one you will need to do a search on that particular category. Then it will explain what can be done to raise or lower that particular count. It is time consuming, but it will help you to understand what you need to do to get the ranges within the acceptable limits. I do this every month and adjust my diet/supplements accordingly. Unsually by the next test, things are better. Some you will be able to help control, others you will not because they are the result of chemo/radiation in a lot of cases.
If you decide to use supplements, be sure you check to see that they do not adversely impact whatever meds he is taking before you start them. Supplements are not always good. If you can "fix" the category with diet, that is your best bet because it doesn't interfere with anything.
I hope this helps some.
Good luck and God Bless
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