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My husband has chronic pancreatitis and is going to have a blood test ca 19-9. Why?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
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In brief: Tumor marker

Ca 19-9 is elevated in patients with pancreatic cancer, but it is not a good diagnostic marker. The idea may be to check that pancreatic cancer is not being overlooked in someone with chronic pancreatitis.

In brief: Tumor marker

Ca 19-9 is elevated in patients with pancreatic cancer, but it is not a good diagnostic marker. The idea may be to check that pancreatic cancer is not being overlooked in someone with chronic pancreatitis.
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