However, if you have raised digestive tumour markers, be aware of the following symptoms of gastrointestinal cancer:
It will only be painful if your raised digestive tumour is indicative of gastrointestinal cancer, in that case, you may experience pain or mild discomfort in your abdomen.
While there are criteria that makes someone more at risk of having raised digestive tumour markers, it is a well-known fact that the risk of cancer increases with:
Anyone can take a tumour marker test; because tumour markers are present in bodily fluids, there are a number of ways these tests can be conducted, but the most common ways are:
Although having raised digestive tumour markers may signify the presence of cancer or a recurring cancer, a number of other medical issues may also cause your tumour marker levels to rise. Raised digestive tumour markers are not used as stand-alone diagnostic tools; if your tumour markers are raised, your physician will conduct other more thorough tests to ensure the correct diagnosis.
The next course of action depends on why a tumour test was conducted in the first place. Reasons for a tumour marker test include: