If you tested positive for mage4 on a early cdt lung blood test and have +ana 1:640 and elevated sed. Clear chest CT and MRI spine ok. Cancer?

Check with your doc. Mage4 on a early cdt lung blood test was ordered by a doc, although you do not seem to be a high risk patient and you probably do not smoke 3 packs daily. Therefore the test was not necessary and now we have false positive result. You may have some form of lupus, or sle, or something else. I highly doubt that you have cancer. However, check with your doc to be safe. Ask why the test was necessary.

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I am 39 f. I had a early cdt lung cancer blood test. I am a ex smoker. Quit 2yrs ago. My magea4 came back positive. Ct of chest clear. Investigate?

+ CDT ? First, congratulations on your quitting smoking! did you say your cdt lung cancer test was positive? Not sure of the role of magea4. Ct scan is the best imaging study though it does not show microscopic cells. Although results of nlst study were +, ct screening remains controversial. Consult the physician who ordered these tests but looks like you are doing all you can. Most of all, not smoking. Read more...
The blood test is. Bogus. It is not part of my work up. You are too young to qualify for ct screening. It is too bad you waited to 42 to quit, but it is great that you did. Find another medical group. Read more...

Had a early cdt lung blood test only one that was just barely elevated was the mage4. I have also had chest CT scan that was normal. This means what?

Were they. Looking for a blood clot, or pulmonary embolus, in the lung? If so the ct scan should rule it out but wait for better advise! i'm not sure what a cdt lung blood test is nor the mage 4 but that was probably the screening test to get the ct which was negative. Wait for a better opinion but the ct, i'll bet, ruled it out. I'm gonna try to refer you to a genius pulmonary guy in my online network. Read more...

How concerned should I be if one of the blood test for early cdt lung cancer came back slightly elevated? It was the mage 4. Ct was clear

Don't worry. Screening tests are not perfect. The range of "normal" or "elevated" can be arbitrary. These tests are designed to be sensitive, which means that most people who have the disease will have a positive test, but if the marker is not specific enough for the disease, some people will have false positive tests. Normal chest ct is reassuring. Smoking cessation is always recommended to decrease risk. Read more...
There is no. Approved blood test for early detection of lung cancer. Ct's are approved for smokers and ex-smokers over 55. So, getting a blood test that scares you and then an expensive ct scan that is negative contributes to raising heath care costs and benefiting no one. Get a second opinion from a doctor that focuses on you, your benefit and not unproven expensive tests. Read more...

Should I be concerned about a positive mage a 4 test? Mage= melenoma antigen gene? I had early cdt lung cancer blood test. Ct of lungs clear

MAGE A4 Tesring . The mage a4 antigen, even though it was named the melanoma associated antigen, is a non-specific antigen that has been linked to a wide variety of tumors. It's efficacy is still being debated as a stand alone predictor. Your physician should investigate and rule out the most likely malignancies for your age and family history, including early breast and oral cancer, as well as others less likely. Read more...
Canbe false positive. Too new of a test to talk about positive predictive value- would recommend f/u with md for rpt scans in 3-6 mths to ensure stability. Read more...

If u had a early cdt lung blood test and out of six tests the mage4 was a little over cutoff and u are ANA positive 1:640 spec. Suggest cancer?

Autoimmune. I can't say much about the earlycdt test- it is not primetime at this time. To me, the test has to go through validity and quality control first and there is no a good clinical trial that backed up this test- i won't use it at this time. If you don't know how to interprete the result-it only creates anxiety &unnecessary test.You may have autoimmune disease-especially if you have symptoms. D/w md. Read more...