A 34-year-old female asked:
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when lipase levels do elevate because of pancreatic cancer, how high do the levels tend to get? very high or just slightly elevated?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
May/may not. Unrelia: Lipase is not a reliable test for making a diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer. It is test which is largely limited in its usfulness, mostly for cases of pancreatitis.
Answered on Jul 5, 2017
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