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Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
35 years experience Medical Oncology
With a grain of salt: If you are asking about tumor markers like CEA or ca125, these are substances that can go up in certain cancer patients and are mostly useful to monit ... Read More

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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Released by cancer: A tumor marker is a substance found in the blood urine or body tissues that can be elevated in cancer among other tissue types. There are many diffe ... Read More
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
47 years experience Radiation Oncology
The best: Example may be alpha-fetoprotein in testis. If it is there at diagnosis, and disappears, it is a reliable indicator of the tumor, and the tumor retur ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
For certain cancers: Circulating tumor cell count is done and quite useful to see the response of treatment given for certan type of metastatic cancers only -i, e, metast ... Read More
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Dr. Christian Schultheis
24 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Not good: In my opinion, that test has not been perfected yet. There still are a lot of false positives. I believe that a good clinical exam, a compliant pati ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
38 years experience Family Medicine
Tumor marker ca 15-3: Used mainly to monitor breast cancer; normal level (varies from lab to lab) is usually less than 30 units/ml, but levels as high as 100 u/ml have bee ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
38 years experience Family Medicine
Tumor marker ca 15-3: Used mainly to monitor breast cancer; normal level (varies from lab to lab) is usually less than 30 units/ml, but levels as high as 100 u/ml have bee ... Read More
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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
73 years experience Preventive Medicine
Score card: Used by the doc to "score" severity of its potential malignancy.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Comparative values: Tumor markers allow for monitoring the response to treatment by serially testing for the levels. A low level may be due to remission, without elimina ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herbert Hoover
51 years experience General Practice
Test for prostate ca: PSA is a blood tumor marker for prostate cancer but can be elevated in prostatitis, a benign inflammation of the prostate. It is especially helpful i ... Read More
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Dr. Scott Diede
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PSA: Psa is an acronym for prostate specific antigen. A very high level of this marker in the blood could be indicative of prostate cancer, however there h ... Read More

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