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Upper back pain since last may.Dr ordered CT of chest. It was clear. Also took early cdt lung cancer blood test the magea4 was positive. Worry?

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Dr. Nathan Pennell
Internal Medicine - Oncology
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Mage a4 is not an approved screening test for lung cancer, was this done as part of a research trial? Lung cancer in a 39 year old with a clean ct chest would be very unusual, and in a person with very low risk of cancer any screening test that is positive is most likely a false positive.
I would suggest discussing the purpose of the test and results with the doctor who ordered it!

In brief: What for?

Mage a4 is not an approved screening test for lung cancer, was this done as part of a research trial? Lung cancer in a 39 year old with a clean ct chest would be very unusual, and in a person with very low risk of cancer any screening test that is positive is most likely a false positive.
I would suggest discussing the purpose of the test and results with the doctor who ordered it!
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Orthopedic Surgery
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Because your doctor has ordered cancer blood tests or other laboratory tests to look for signs of cancer, it doesn't mean that a cancer diagnosis has been made and you have cancer. Find out what your doctor might be looking for when cancer blood tests are done.

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Because your doctor has ordered cancer blood tests or other laboratory tests to look for signs of cancer, it doesn't mean that a cancer diagnosis has been made and you have cancer. Find out what your doctor might be looking for when cancer blood tests are done.
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