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Elevated lipase is more commonly suggestive of acute on chronic pancreatitis.
Pancreatic cancer is not possible to diagnose by the blood test alone.
However, there are tumor markers like CA 19-9
THis can be checked.
Also epigastric pain and weight loss usually present.
CT scan with contrast is the appropriate test.
Given the fact that he has no other symptoms and a CT scan one year ago was normal, would pancreatic cancer be unlikely? Two friends of ours were diagnosed with it and passed away; this is why I am concerned.
Understand your concern.
That is indeed unlikely.
Okay. Thank you very much.
all the best
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