A 31-year-old female asked:
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would lipase and amalyse be off for pancreatic cancer

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Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience Internal Medicine
Sometimes: yee
Answered on Dec 18, 2015
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Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience Gastroenterology
But they can be normal with pancreatic cancer also. They are not reliable indicators either way.
Dec 18, 2015

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