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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Lippe
28 years experience Gastroenterology
Colon cancer cea : Thats a good thing thats what the goal is for this condition cea is a measure of cancer so the fact that it drops is the goal it should go to zero ... Read More
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A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Disease progression: This does not necessarily mean that the chemotherapy is not working. You do need to be aware of the long-term outcome. My hope is that the patient wil ... Read More
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A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mihir Patel
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Not significant : It is very minute change.. No significance.
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A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Not necessarily: Chemotherapy can cause the CEA to rise when started. In addition, that is not a significant rise to make me concerned. Also, one wants to see a trend ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Usually none: Only a primary ovarian choriocarcinoma, or some dysgerminomas, will produce hcg.
A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Cautiously: It's useful as one tool among many to follow the course, but it isn't useful for making a de novo diagnosis.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
No.: Not all high psa is cancer. Many times it can be in prostatic hyperplasia, and BPH or benign prostatic hypertrophy. However, many times cancer must ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Infection: Almost always no. It means infection or inflammation usually.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Tests CA pancreas: 21 M LA US asks CA-19-9, hs, CRP, ESR and CEA levels. Are these typically elevated in pancreatic or gastric cancer?? ANS: if by typically you mean mor ... Read More
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A 69-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Not uncommon: Sometimes in poorly differentiated tumors, the CEA may not be elevated. That makes it difficult to follow because ct scans are utilized for monitorin ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Late detection and: Related pathology. Primary liver cancer often arises in patients with cirrhosis and is not detected early enough for a curative resection. There are ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: Abnormal lab tests are indicators, not causes of anything. However, if you have familial pancreatitis caused by a mutant trypsinogen gene, it often tu ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nader Pouratian
17 years experience Neurosurgery
No: No. There is no link between the two. Prolactin has no relationship with breast cancer.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: Allergy, job's, if moderate just your personal physiology.
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Not much: It is a non specific test which means it can increase in all kinds of ailments such as chronic infections(TB for example and in Chronic arthritis) and ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leon Katz
Dr. Leon Katz answered
28 years experience Bariatrics
Partially yes: The staging information is generally favorable. The T3 (liothyronine) means that this tumor was involving the bowel wall but not the surrounding organ ... Read More
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Not necessarily: But it is certainly elevated and needs investigation, particularly if it's a recent increase from a lower, more appropriate value.
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A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
45 years experience Internal Medicine
Dehydration Ca Colon: Hello Kanabar T, YES it can but only as part of the process of succumbing from it, since Stage 4 means it is spread throughout the body. This would be ... Read More
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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 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
31 years experience Internal Medicine
Hpv: Highly unlikely . Would be looking hard for colon cancer.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Likely endometrioma: At your age, ovarian cancer would be exceedingly rare. Ca-125 levels can be elevated in young women for a variety of reasons that have nothing to do ... Read More
A 71-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
It varies: Ldh levels in various cancers can be elevated but not all the time. It is marker of cell proliferation;l so it is more often elevated in very advanced ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
No: Death rate from colon cancer is declining in the usa. For details consult: http://www.Cancer.Gov/ncicancerbulletin/071211/page2.

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