A 61-year-old male asked:
post whipple oncology operation: is the lgg4 blood test of any monitoring value for diagnosed pancreatic cancer?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Rawhi Omar answered
43 years experience Pathology
No: IgG4 levels are useful in diagnosis and monitoring of autoimmune disease like autoimmune pancreatitis but not pancreatic cancer. CA19.9 is good for the latter
Answered on Aug 30, 2020
Dr. Sewa Legha answered
49 years experience Medical Oncology
?What is this test?: The only useful blood test in common usage is called CA 19.9. It goes up if the Pancreatic Cancer is progressing or relapsing.. So it is commonly done blood test, at about 3 monthly intervals.
Answered on Mar 28, 2015
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