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In regards to CA 19-9 mine was never higher than 8. Initial CA 19-9 was undetectable with a nearly 2cm adenocarcinoma. The test is non specific and in my case useless.
I have difficult questions for you. Have you considered waiting on the biopsy and just repeat MRCP or CT? What are the risks with the biopsy and do they outweigh the benefits? Have you asked if having the biopsy puts you at risk for spreading any cancer cells (micro metastasis)? Clearly you want answers but is the manner in which you are getting them worth the risk?
Good luck. If you can enjoy today. You canít get it back. It may sound unsympathetic but you have two choices be miserable or enjoy the little things. This doesnít mean you skip around singing Iím happy to be alive. It just means you smile for seeing a beautiful bird or inhale a warm summer breeze and give thanks that you could.
All the best.
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