Topic: Tumor Marker Elevated
Happy early 4th of July.
Quick question. Dad has been doing well. Will be 2years of cancer free in October. He is heavily monitored every 3 months. Just had a MRI & Chest xray at the end of March. He had his blood taken last week and his CA-19 was up to 354 from his normal 80 range. Dr. has ordered another Ct & Chest scan. I remember once before like the 3 months after his surgery bouncing up to 500 and then going back to normal. Doctors/Oncologist didnt know why but everything was fine. Could this be another tumor??? Or is the cancer back??? I am trying to prepare myself for anything. I would love some insight.