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Pancreas Cancer

Pancan says was posted 10/21/2014 10:25 am by Lillie
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Cancer is not diagnosed by blood tests alone. As well as finding out how well organs in the body are working, you may be tested for a cancer marker. Markers are chemical substances that can show up in the blood of patients with some types of cancer.

There are two markers that some pancreatic cancers may produce CEA and CA19-9.

Serum CA 19-9 is more commonly used and is considered to be elevated when its value is greater than 37 U/mL (Units per millilitre

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