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At a Glance
Why Get Tested?
Primarily to monitor response to pancreatic cancer treatment and to watch for recurrence; sometimes to aid in the diagnosis of pancreatic cancer
When to Get Tested?
During and/or following pancreatic cancer treatment
A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm; sometimes samples of other types of body fluids
Test Preparation Needed?