A 33-year-old female asked:
what is the usual level of lipase in someone with pancreatic cancer? how elevated does it get?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Sewa Legha answered
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Poor test for cancer: Lipase is usually not elevated in Cancer arising from the Pancreas...so it is not a test we do to check for Cancer. Lipase and Amylase are tests done to make a diagnosis of Pancreatitis
Answered on Apr 14, 2016
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