... I totally agree with Sam, You cannot use markers alone. But Doctors look at the whole picture, take all findings, including any lab work, physical exam, any kind of x-rays or CAT scans, etc... My situation was very unique. If my mothers CA 19-9 was not high, we would have never known about her cancer. (9 replies)
... As for cancer and blood tests...there is no one single blood test that can detect cancer. ... (9 replies)
... Oncologist this past Wed, and when he looked at my blood work and imediatly said we need to do a bone marrow biopsy.is it normal for them to do a biopsy the first time being seen? ... (1 replies)
... said I had a tumor on my pituitary gland and sent me to a neurologist. The neuro. said that there was nothing wrong with me...that the MRI was misread. ... (4 replies)
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