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Elevation in ca level, endoscopy and colonoscopy showed benign polyps. Is it it worrisome?

i recently did my blood test and my ca19.9 is elevated. went for endoscopy and colonoscopy two months ago doctors found some benign polyps. i was required to do a blood test over the next 2 years quarterly. i did the second time and the reading rose from 63.9 to 68. doctor told me that some people s reading are around this range. should not worry unless it increases to hundreds. quite worried. pls help
Asked On : Mon, 16 Jul 2012
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serum ca 19.9 levels are not diagnostic. If you worried too much , the best way is to undergo colonoscpic guided polypectomy or biospsy ( to take tissue and sent for histopathological examination) then only cancer can be excluded.
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