A 29-year-old male asked:
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my chloride, serum is 100 mgol/l. my phosphorus is 3.6 mg/dl. i've read a ratio lower than 29 could be suggestive of malignancy. should i worry?

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Dr. Ayisha Gani
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Serum electrolytes: Both the chloride and phosphorus level you mentioned are within normal range, electrolyte disturbance may happen with different cancers based on the type of cancers. But I am not aware of the low chloride and phosphorus ratio being diagnostic of any cancer.
Answered on Dec 14, 2015
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