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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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Dr. Petros Ayele
General Practice 29 years experience
To rule out 2ary tum: He wanted to rule out secondary neoplasms from gastrointestinal, pancreas, ovary and biliary system.
Dr. Michael Ein
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.
Dr. Milton Mintz
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He's being: Very thorough which is good!

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