Sep 17, 2010 - 2:44 pm
What is the highest count that the AFP can be? My Dad's AFP was 1770 in July and is now 5565.. I have looked online trying to understand the tumor marker test, but I really haven't found the answers I am looking for. My Dad has HCC and (end stage)Cirrohisis of the Liver. He has been in the hospital 3 times since November with varcie bleeds. The most recent was in August and had to have 5 bands put on his esophagus. He has been banded at least 8 times that I have counted. I know one of these times they will be able to stop the bleeding, but Damn, he's been lucky so far. He won't stop drinking and is so oblivious to how serious his illness is. Drives my insane!!!! I would love to find out more about the AFP test if anyone has any info. I would so appreciate it. Sorry I am rambling, but I am just so frustrated. Thanks.