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Pancreas Cancer

kit was posted 09/29/2001 05:31 pm by Myra
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Currently there is no ONE blood test to diagnose pancreatic cancer. Most of the time the doctor will look for a CBC, an elevated bilirubin, liver enzymes, and pancreatic enzymes. My husband's results of all of these tests were still normal two weeks AFTER he had been diagnosed with Stage IV, mets to the liver!! Two other tests that are available but not always done are the CEA and the CA 19-9. All these taken together may help the doctor to decide to use other methodologies with CT scan usually being the last to confirm the presence of PC. After that a biopsy is generally performed.

All the people who post on this site are helpful, caring people. I'm sure there will be answers other than mine. Come back here with future questions.

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