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are liver enzym rdngs (alt 99 u/l lab nrml 10-50 and ast 89 u/l lab nrml10-50) alarming in a liver cancer patient? last results were 62 & 57 respctvly

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Dr. Patrick Connerly
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Yes: Rising above normal is concerning, but this is a very small rise for liver cancer. Fever, alcohol, indolent hepatitis(esp C) and other meds can cause this. I have seen these levels in the hundreds of thousands in liver cancer patients
Answered on Jan 9, 2017

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