Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.
Hi I'm Dr. Phil
Can I ask your first name?
nice to meet you
Basically these tumor markers are not good "screening tests" for cancer
The reason for that is because they are commonly elevated for no good reason
what they are good markers of is cancers response to treatment
so if you have a known cancer and you want to monitor response to therapy then it is good
I agree with your doctor
NOTHING to worry about
lots of things can raise these markers
And they should not be used as screening tests for this exact reason.....
you are going to freak people out and cause more unnecessary testing
yes absolutely pregnancy can affect it
I agree 100%
Your doctor is correct Rose
I don't think it is significant
It would have gone up in 4 months but it is impossible to say how much
So you have three doctors on the same page. :)
no need to worry
you're welcome Rose. :)
any more questions for me?
If so, I'm happy to help
Did I do good work for you today Rose?
Rose, can you do me a quick favor?
Thank you very much :)
It is how we are credited for our work so it is a necessary evil
I appreciate it though
are you able to find it Rose? Sometimes it is tough to find the rating spot