A 33-year-old female asked:
is pancreatic cancer a common cause of mildly elevated lipase levels?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Charles Gordon answered
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Th 2 different lipa: There is a lipase made in the mouth and one made in the pancreas and they are chemically distinguishable. So yes. pancreatic cancer can raise lipase levels.
Answered on Apr 13, 2016
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