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Tumour marker for gastrointestinal cancer - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   This query is for my uncle who had some gastro problem and later did some tests.
User :   in one of the tests CA 19.9 the result shows 70.08 u/ml
User :   what does this indicate
Doctor :   CA 19.9 is a tumor marker to test if the possible illness that your uncle has is related to cancer or not
Doctor :   But this is not specific and does not confirm to be a cancer too
User :   oh thanks a lot. They are a lot worried. What are the further tests they should do to confirm this
Doctor :   That is really difficult for us to interact here
Doctor :   as there are different reasons
Doctor :   most often can be a Gastrointestinal cancers
Doctor :   like stomach, Pancreas etc
User :   I have the reports with me. can i send them to you.
Doctor :   Yeah you can send it to me
User :   can i have your mail id
Doctor :   My comments will only be in terms of possibilities
User :   yeah thats fine. Also please direct me to the right person and further steps that needs to be taken
Doctor :   Ok, where is your uncle now?
Doctor :   What is his age
User :   53 yrs
Doctor :   Can you write the complete history while sending the mail
Doctor :   so that I can reply by email again
User :   sure, I will be sending it in 15-20 mins
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Shall be waiting
Doctor :   Bye for now
User :   But one question of assurance, Is this treatable if diagnosed
Doctor :   Let us find out the problem first
Doctor :   and then invesitagate the stage of it
Doctor :   It is too early to ask this questions
User :   ok fine.
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting me here
User :   thank you
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