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Can high levels of ca 19-9 in the blood be caused by something other than cancer?

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Dr. Carlo Contreras
Surgery - Oncology
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In brief: Jaundice

Any type of liver/bile duct obstructions can cause spurious elevations in the ca19-9 levels.

In brief: Jaundice

Any type of liver/bile duct obstructions can cause spurious elevations in the ca19-9 levels.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
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In brief: Yes

Apart from cancer, elevated levels may also occur in pancreatitis, cirrhosis, and diseases of the bile ducts.
It can be elevated in people with obstruction of the bile ducts. Ca19-9 can be elevated in many types of gastrointestinal cancer, such as colorectal cancer, esophageal cancer and hepatocellular carcinoma.

In brief: Yes

Apart from cancer, elevated levels may also occur in pancreatitis, cirrhosis, and diseases of the bile ducts.
It can be elevated in people with obstruction of the bile ducts. Ca19-9 can be elevated in many types of gastrointestinal cancer, such as colorectal cancer, esophageal cancer and hepatocellular carcinoma.
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