Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar universal
CA 19.9 of 53
I have a history of breast cancer (lumpectomy in 2004) with subsequent negative mammograms.  My doctor just did some tumor markers and all were normal except for CA 19-9, which was 53.  What does that indicate?  I do have vitiligo, which I'm told is autoimmune-related -- would that have anything to do with the elevation of the marker?
Cancel
1 Answers
Page 1 of 1
351246 tn?1379685732
Hi!
I can understand your concerns. CA-19-9 can be detected in healthy individuals, but the levels are usually is less than 37 U/mL. It is usually high in stomach and pancreatic cancer. Since you have a past history of breast cancer, the value should be followed up by repeat test. A rising level should raise a suspicion of cancer.  Also, levels above 100 U/mL are of any diagnostic values as higher levels have better specificity for pancreatic or liver cancer.  Please discuss with your doctor. Take care!
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Submit Answer
A
A
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Cancer Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543 tn?1463449675
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank
Top Cancer Answerers
Avatar universal
Blank
MI
Avatar universal
Blank
Avatar universal
Blank
1530171 tn?1448133193
Blank
London, ON