Topic: CA19-9 blood test
Hello friends. I was wondering if any of you could perhaps shed some light on CA19-9 results. Before dad's surgery, his tumor marker test was over 300. After they removed 80% of his liver, it was down to 55. He goes in once a month to have the blood work, as it's our only measure since he has chosen a holistic approach to treatment. This week, his CA was at 91.5. We probably won't hear from his doctor until Monday, and the wait is killing me. In your experience, does this mean the tumor is growing? Is this a normal spike? We have no pattern to look at as this is only the 2nd CA he's had since surgery. I know the CA is not a guaranteed tool to use for diagnosis and is typically used w/ pancreatic cancer. Maybe a CT scan is in order?? UGH...I am SO frustrated!!!!!
Health and Blessings to you all.