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With cirrhosis what is the relevance of elevated alpha fetoprotein?

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Dr. James Ortman answered

Specializes in Geriatrics

People with cirrhosis have a higher risk of primary liver cancer. The blood test for alpha-fetoprotein is a marker or screening test for liver cancer. The other method often used is periodic abdominal ultrasound.

Answered Aug 29, 2012

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