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Is it cancer...???

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • November 8, 2007
  • 00:50 PM

Hi, I am frantically worried I may have cancer......

Last week my doctor advised blood test results showed a high serum serotonin result of 1724, well elevated above normal range of 0 - 1000. She said it is very rare condition, but could be an indicator of carcinoid cancer!!! Does anyone know if there is any explanation for this result other than cancer???

Brief medical history - 38yo female, not on any medications, not overweight. Fatigue for one year, some discomfort and tightness in centre of chest, severe diarrhea for 3 months, various stomach pains for 3 years and most recently waves of nausea.

Tested negative for coeliac disease. Blood test shows elevated ANA titre of 1:640 and anaemia. After colonoscopy and endoscopy three weeks ago diagnosed with Crohn's disease by gastrolenterologist. I have to wait one month before I can meet again with GI for any advice or further testing.

Panicking as I have two young children, aged 1 and 3, and after many hours of searching the internet, can't seem to find any alternative diagnosis and desperately do not want it to be carcinoid as there is no cure.

Any advice would be most gratefully received.....

Thank you!

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  • This site may help you:http://www.labtestsonline.org/
    aquila 1263 Replies
    • November 9, 2007
    • 02:01 PM
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  • I can understand that you are afraid, but from what I read this is a very slow growing tumor and it is easy to eradicate. There's lots of information at the below site and also a support group. http://www.carcinoid.org/
    hayley3 11 Replies
    • November 10, 2007
    • 00:30 AM
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