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My wife did annual medical incl ca19.9 test and result was 100u/ml, is it pancrea cancer risk and what treatment is availble? Lipid high at 7.1

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
5 doctors agree

In brief: We urge that these $

Non-specific tests *not* be done because they may indicate something, but they may indicate nothing.
The level is high in bile duct cancers and obstructions. So, next step will be ct-scans of abdomen, either mr-ercp or endoscopic assessment of bile ducts. ($$$). Good luck on this trip.

In brief: We urge that these $

Non-specific tests *not* be done because they may indicate something, but they may indicate nothing.
The level is high in bile duct cancers and obstructions. So, next step will be ct-scans of abdomen, either mr-ercp or endoscopic assessment of bile ducts. ($$$). Good luck on this trip.
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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Agree that unless a specific indication exists, that tests such as CA19.9 NEVER be performed in a routine setting.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Why is it done?

No body should ever had this test during annual medical check.
It is a non specific test. Not to be used to screen anything. It can be elevated in many types of gastrointestinal cancer, such as colon, esophageal and liver/biliary/pancreas. Apart from cancer, elevated levels may also occur in pancreatitis, cirrhosis, diseases of the gall bladder/bile ducts. Follow up with your md for further eval.

In brief: Why is it done?

No body should ever had this test during annual medical check.
It is a non specific test. Not to be used to screen anything. It can be elevated in many types of gastrointestinal cancer, such as colon, esophageal and liver/biliary/pancreas. Apart from cancer, elevated levels may also occur in pancreatitis, cirrhosis, diseases of the gall bladder/bile ducts. Follow up with your md for further eval.
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