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Tumor Marker was posted 07/31/2009 05:21 pm by Anonymous
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The CA19-9 is a tumor marker initially used for colon cancer. It is also used for pancreatic cancer. It measures a protein that a cancerous tumor produces.

Since a neuroendocrine tumor is typically begnin, it would not secrete the protein that a cancerous tumor secretes and there would be nothing for a tumor marker to measure.



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