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What is the usual level of lipase in someone with pancreatic cancer? How elevated does it get?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Internal Medicine - Oncology

In brief: Poor test for cancer

Lipase is usually not elevated in Cancer arising from the Pancreas.
..so it is not a test we do to check for Cancer. Lipase and Amylase are tests done to make a diagnosis of Pancreatitis

In brief: Poor test for cancer

Lipase is usually not elevated in Cancer arising from the Pancreas.
..so it is not a test we do to check for Cancer. Lipase and Amylase are tests done to make a diagnosis of Pancreatitis
Dr. Sewa Legha
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