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A 39-year-old female asked:

Lipase level at er was 60 unit/l with normal range being between 73 unit/l - 393 unit/l. should i be worried about cancer of the pancreas? i have appt with pcp in another week. my wbc & auto neutrophils slightly elevated. auto lymph slightly low.

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Imagining: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Talk to the doctor who ordered the tests. Having said that, if pancreatic cancer is a concern, imaging studies would be more useful than lab tests. Wish you good health!
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
No: There is nothing so far in workup even to suggest a pancreatic issue, symptoms are not mentioned either, so there should be some bias as to why you even consider the possibility of pancreatic cancer.

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