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Pancreas Cancer

CA-19-9 test was posted 03/21/2017 01:58 pm by anonymous
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Simply put, +/-1/2 of my pancreas was removed years ago along with a noncancerous cyst that was pressing on a duct. But as a result of surgery, a year post-surgery another cyst appeared (not problematic oh joy but it did not resolve on its own or during an endoscopy biopsy/drainage procedure to beter assess it for risk stratification). Initially that second cyst was monitored yearly. Now it's being monitored merely when I decide it's time for another scan. Question is, should an annual CA-19-9 test be part of my treatment plan in the meantime? Or else, a watched pot never boils; thus, resume regular scans.

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