Medical Questions? Ask a Doctor Online!
CA-19.9 tumour marker was above normal at 44 and then climbed rapidly 99
This happened a few months ago , went for MRI and a detailed CT scan on pancreas and surrounding organs. Scan was negative and CA count normalised.
Count is now above normal again at 51, medical advice is to wait another month and test again. Their only suggestion as to cause is digestive related medication which I do not take.
Would really like to know what else could cause this fluctuation in this marker.
Is there a reason for concern? I had an endoscopy done and found a small hernia in my stomach.
My liver has hyperplasia lesions there are two of them one in section 7 and one in section 8 of the liver. These are suppose to be benign.
Is there a need for concern for these and could these be what is making the CA 19.9 blood count elevate?