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What is cancer antigen 125 normal result?

What is cancer antigen 125 normal result?

<35 U/ml: In most laboratories, the normal value is less than 35 u /ml. However, elevated level by itself is not diagnostic of any particular diease or cancer. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer antigen 125 is at the level of 55 U/ml . What does that mean ? Gyn

Cancer antigen 125 is at the level of 55 U/ml . What does that mean ? Gyn

Nonspecific: CA 125 can go up due to any peritoneal irritation. It is best not to do this test unless there is a very good reason or your doctor suspects any particular disease. Now that you have done it, it is slightly high(should be normally under 35). You may ask your doctor to recheck it in one or two months and see if it settles down or not. Then we can decide what to do about it. ...Read more

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What is cancer antigen 125 normal result?

<35 U/ml: In most laboratories, the normal value is less than 35 u /ml. However, elevated level by itself is not diagnostic of any particular diease or cancer. ...Read more

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Cancer antigen 125 is at the level of 55 U/ml . What does that mean ? Gyn

Nonspecific: CA 125 can go up due to any peritoneal irritation. It is best not to do this test unless there is a very good reason or your doctor suspects any particular disease. Now that you have done it, it is slightly high(should be normally under 35). You may ask your doctor to recheck it in one or two months and see if it settles down or not. Then we can decide what to do about it. ...Read more

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If ca19-9 within normal levels or negative, are you cancer free? Is there a test to show that you are in the % group that can't produce the antigen?

If ca19-9 within normal levels or negative, are you cancer free? Is there a test to show that you are in the %  group that can't produce the antigen?

Misconception: Only a handful of cancers produce ca19-9, and even then it's won't be detectable at a significant level unless there's enough mass of the cancer to produce it. This is not a screening test. If levels drop to undetectable after surgery, it's no guarantee of a cure. It's most useful to follow and watch for recurrences of a known ca19-9 producing cancer. ...Read more

Antigen (Definition)

Antigens are chemicals which upon exposure to the surface or inside of the body, will cause a reaction term allergic. Many substances will do this and allergic response is the basis for immunological protection for ...Read more