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rise in CA 19-9 was posted 10/24/2014 09:15 am by Shelley, AR
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Back in June my dads went from 70 (which is where is had been stable for 18 months)to 161 but a week later it was back down to 129 and scans were good so doctor said it was probably just caused by infection. 8 weeks later CA 19-9 was 2000 and scans showed METs to left lung and abdominal wall. Two weeks later on day he started chemo it was 19,000.... His CA19-9 has never been that high even at diagnosis it was only 876. Doctors had not been checking his CEA or CA125 until the visit his CA19-9 was up to 2000 and at that time his CEA and CA125 where both very elevated as well.

I tell you all this to encourage you to have that CA19-9 checked weekly as long as you are seeing an increase in the number. It can go from normal to very elevated in a flash...

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