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About a year ago I was having upper abdominal pain. Had many tests and was thinking the worst. For whatever reason, I thought it was my pancreas. My doctor ran a CA19 blood test that is a tumor marker test to check my pancreas. My numbers came back at 45 and it was high. It should be under 37u/ml. I'm a relatively healthy male and there was no reason for this number to be elevated. Further tests should my pancreas was fine. My doctor could not give me any reason why this number was elevated and I wanted to know. His position was unacceptable to me. Six months later I had another ca19 test and it was still elevated. Still no answers as to why. At this point I did my own research and test. I stopped Liptor for six months and had the CA19 test done again. Well the CA 19'was back in normal ranges at 24u/ml. The only pill I was taking was Lipitor. I just thought I'd get this info out there. Lipitor is a nasty drug. Of course my doctor dismissed my claim because it's something that never crossed his mind. He also is a big fan of Lipitor. My cholesterol numbers did rise significantly when I was off it for the six months but i had to find out what was going on, my doctor was useless in getting me answers. When someone is running abnormal. Umber a for a tumor marker test, one would think your doctor would want to know why. Mine didn't so I took it into my own hands.
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