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With cirrhosis what is the relevance of elevated alpha fetoprotein?

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Dr. James Ortman
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics

In brief: Cancer screen

People with cirrhosis have a higher risk of primary liver cancer.
The blood test for alpha-fetoprotein is a marker or screening test for liver cancer. The other method often used is periodic abdominal ultrasound.

In brief: Cancer screen

People with cirrhosis have a higher risk of primary liver cancer.
The blood test for alpha-fetoprotein is a marker or screening test for liver cancer. The other method often used is periodic abdominal ultrasound.
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