natelaugh wrote: We got a ca19-9 and the result came back 950 and normal range is (0-34)U/mL. It is so high that they had to repeat the test to confirm. This is our his first ca19-9 result. His doctor never order a ca19-9 and we order it ourselves.
My questions are, does anyone have a ca19-9 as high or higher than 950 while on chemo? What is the range of ca19-9 while on chemo?
CA19-9 can be elevated in many types of gastrointestinal cancer, such as colorectal cancer, esophageal cancer and hepatocellular carcinoma. Apart from cancer, elevated levels may occur in pancreatitis, cirrhosis, and diseases of the bile ducts. It can also be elevated in people with obstruction of the bile ducts.
A higher than normal level of CA19-9 can be found in healthy people and can also be found in people with non-cancerous and cancerous conditions.
Non-cancerous conditions include:
liver diseases, such as cirrhosis or hepatitis
inflammation of the gallbladder (cholecystitis) or gallstones
inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis)
some disorders of the lung, kidney or gastrointestinal tract
Types of cancer include:
some types of pancreatic cancer
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