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is pancreatic cancer a common cause of mildly elevated lipase levels?

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Dr. Charles Gordon
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
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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No: More likely is cholelithiasis with common duct stones and alcohol abuse
Answered on Jun 6, 2018

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