Concerned ca 19-9

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Concerned ca 19-9

by Lauracinq on Fri Sep 01, 2017 12:59 AM

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Hi , I feel very weird about posting this question after reading so many of your posts, but if I don't ask I'm Going to drive myself crazy. My dad died from pancreas cancer in 2005 .. I had an abdominal MRI for digestive issues and discovered 3 lesions on my pancreas, 2 in the tail and 1 in the head...a few on my liver and kidney too. My dr did a ca19-9 test last year and I was 25 ( compared to all of your staggering numbers this is where I start feeling petty) but this year it came back at 39 . They say 35 is where you start to watch it ...it seems like, especially in the instance of pancreas which we all know can be silent, I should proactive ? I don't know what being proactive is at this point but sitting by and waiting seems foolish. The tumor marker is still 7.3 with 8 being the "worry zone" but it seems like when things look like they're heading in the wrong direction there must be something I should do? Any suggestions are welcome as I would like to be proactive. Thank you.

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by smyrnalover on Fri Sep 01, 2017 01:24 AM

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There are many things that affect this marker, and a level of 39 is no real concern. The question is what the trend is. I would be worried about the lesions, though. Are these benign? Can they do a biopsy? Given your history I would be concerned. Also, a PET scan might be more informative.

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by Earthmom777 on Sun Oct 15, 2017 04:44 PM

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Hi,I just read your post and I am by no means an expert, however, maybe you should take all your records and get a second opinion. It certainly could not hurt and given your history, better to catch anything early. You can read about my husbands experiennce on my name. I wish you the best.
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