Ca19-9 Marker

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Ca19-9 Marker

by kmcarrera70 on Thu Jun 28, 2018 03:44 PM

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Hi All. My dad passed from PC in Feb 2017. I took care of him for 2 1/2 Years. I’ve myself have had Gastro issues all my life. I went to the dr and had blood drawn and my Ca19-9 marker is elevated along with my WBC and neutrophils. All of which relate to PC. Has anyone had a false positive reading? I do have a small cyst in the head of pancreas. Scheduled for biopsy in 2 weeks.

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by smyrnalover on Sun Jul 01, 2018 02:46 AM

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Elevated CA19-9 levels can be caused by a number of things. Basically, CA19-9 is a pancreatic protein that is released when the pancreas is inflamed, which can be caused by a variety of conditions, including a benign cyst. So it is not used to diagnose PC. That can only be done by biopsy. You’re doing the right things, but now you just need to wait, unfortunately.

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by kmcarrera on Thu Jul 26, 2018 04:50 PM

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Thank you.  Have you ever heard of anyone with a positivve ca19-9 number, an IPMN cyst, and all symptoms not having PC?

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