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CA 19 levels was posted 04/30/2008 07:19 pm by Steph
E-mail Address: rwandalusain@fairpoint.net

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Hi All,

My first time on the board. My husband was diagonosed Feb. 1 of this year. 48 years old, very fit and never smoked, but does work with petroleum product. Not resectable, but no tumors other than the one in the tail. Doctor did find one met in liver.

He just had a scan and it was great, nothing new and it looks like his tumor is diminishing, but his CA 19 went from 840 to 2,273 in four weeks. I am new to this so does this mean the cancer is spreading? What is a high level? I understand that below 37 is considered good, but I am not really sure what is very bad.

Anyone out there that can help me out?

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