Topic: CA 19-9 Results
I'm wondering what to think of the CA 19-9 lab results.
8-5-13 - First onset of symptoms with a vist to the ER.
8-21-13 - Diagnosis of CC. CA 19-9 was completed with a result of 3730.
9-5-13 - 1st Chemo treatment (Gem/Cis)
9-12-13 - CA 19-9 drawn before 2nd chemo treatment
Dr. says chemo is working and tumor is shrinking
9-25-13 - Dr. says chemo is working well and tumor has shrunk at least an
inch. Result of CA 19-9 drawn on 9-12-13 is 9840.
3rd chemo treatment is administered
Any ideas on why the CA19-9 nearly tripled in just 2 weeks and after 1 chemo treatment? Should we be concerned? Dr. never mentioned the results of this test today. I asked the nurse in the Infusion Center to look it up for us.