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lipase levels in pancreatic cancer

A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Th 2 different lipa: There is a lipase made in the mouth and one made in the pancreas and they are chemically distinguishable. So yes. pancreatic cancer can raise lipase l ... Read More

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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
May/may not. Unrelia: Lipase is not a reliable test for making a diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer. It is test which is largely limited in its usfulness, mostly for cases of ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Reference range: Reference range or normal values are derived by taking the central 95% of the levels in "healthy" people. Therefore, by definition, 5% of the "healthy ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience Radiology
Yes: Pancreatic cancer is most uncommon at your age to begin with (it is not a common cancer in general). Normal blood tests and ct scan should reassure y ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Poor test for cancer: Lipase is usually not elevated in Cancer arising from the Pancreas...so it is not a test we do to check for Cancer. Lipase and Amylase are tests done ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
See below: There are no good blood tests for pancreatic cancer. Amylase, Lipase and insulin levels are not helpful in the diagnosis of pancreatic cancer.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Imagining: 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 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience Internal Medicine
Sometimes: yee
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Greller
22 years experience Emergency Medicine
Why was it tested?: That's the most important question to ask. The context in which the lab was drawn will inform how it is interpreted. Lots of things can raise your lip ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Pancreatic Cancer: They would be high. Cancer implies growth of excess or abnormal tissue. This would lead to more enzymes than less.

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