A 57-year-old female asked:
incidental 1.5 cm liver lesion found on us & mri (not on ct) radiologist favors benign dx; however, gastro dr now wants liver-spleen scan, cea, afp & ca 19-9. why? no history of ca, hep or cirrhosis.
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General Practice 29 years experience
To rule out 2ary tum: He wanted to rule out secondary neoplasms from gastrointestinal, pancreas, ovary and biliary system.
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Infectious Disease 48 years experience
Being thorough: Your GI doc is just being thorough. He is making sure that the lesion is benign and does not need a biopsy.
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A Verified Doctor answered
He's being: Very thorough which is good!
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Last updated Nov 24, 2016
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