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Can surgery cause a rise in a ca 27-29 tumor marker two months after reconstructive diep flap surgery?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Internal Medicine - Oncology

In brief: No

This is a tumor marker.
..So like all tumor markers, its value is variable. So we use it, yet not rely on any single reading because the test results fluctuate. Because of this, many doctors do not use this test. Those who use it, are cautious not to take any one value on its face value and end up repeating it 2-3 different times. So i would ask your doctor to recheck it once or twice over 3-4 mos.

In brief: No

This is a tumor marker.
..So like all tumor markers, its value is variable. So we use it, yet not rely on any single reading because the test results fluctuate. Because of this, many doctors do not use this test. Those who use it, are cautious not to take any one value on its face value and end up repeating it 2-3 different times. So i would ask your doctor to recheck it once or twice over 3-4 mos.
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