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does pancreas cancer show in a blood test

A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
42 years experience General Surgery
Not really: brother Fadi. steatorrhea is not caused by pancreatic cancer, but by pancreatic deficiency. the pancreatic enzyme, and function could be completely no ... Read More

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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
17 years experience Family Medicine
In the US: In the us, there are about 45, 000 cases of pancreatic cancers per year, putting anybody at a 0.015% chance of getting pancreatic cancer. All the best ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Need more info: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Stop worrying: You have nothing to worry about except that fact that you are still a smoker, which i hope you'll stop. If everybody with light-colored stools co ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Roman
25 years experience Internal Medicine
It : Should. But it is only a screening test. So it may be elevated by several different things
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience Rheumatology
Not to my knowledge: Not to my knowledge.
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Fero
30 years experience Medical Oncology
Pancreatitis...: or an inflamed pancreas, can occur on rare occasions related to increased IgG4 antibody. This is called autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP). High IgG4 level ... Read More
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
43 years experience Pathology
No: IgG4 levels are useful in diagnosis and monitoring of autoimmune disease like autoimmune pancreatitis but not pancreatic cancer. CA19.9 is good for th ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Cooper
47 years experience Pediatrics
More info needed: Any history of jaundice (yellowness)? Any history of hepatitis exposure? For your doctor to order the above tests, you must have some other symptoms ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Ultrasound, maybe: Amylase & lipase are good tests for pancreatitis or inflammation of the organ. However, they're not really useful at screening for pancreatic cancer. ... Read More
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