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Is A Ca 125 Level Of 94 Bad
Hi, I'm 48 yo, have endometriosis, ovarian cysts, uterine fibroids, pre-menopausal. CA 125 was around 200's then 159 the last one was 210 any concerns?
Likely, no: CA 125 is not recommended as a screening tool for ovarian cancer when used in risk-based stratification. Meaning, assuming that your mom or sister didn't get diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Normal for women with endometriosis to have elevated CA-125. It sounds like your doctor has done Ultrasound to evaluate ovaries as well. Your MD knows your history and risk, likely this CA-125 level is normal ...Read more
Ca-125 (cancer antigen 125 or carbohydrate antigen 125) is a biomarker/tumor marker for ovarian cancer (etc); however, it is not sensitive or specific enough to use as a screening test. Also, a uk study showed that treating based on ca125 level did not improve outcomes. "125" comes from the 125th attempt to develop a marker. It was introduced by bast ...Read more
Ca 125 is not a good screening test. See this site for more info.
http://www. Medicinenet. Com/ca_125/article. Htm. ...Read more
None to minimal: If the ca-125 was going to be used simply as another blood test for example in a yearly physical, you should not be terribly concerned at all. My answer is different however, if you have a history of a disease such as ovarian cancer and that it should be checked. I also might order it if you have a strong family history of ovarian cancer for example. If not you should not be concerned. ...Read more
Yes and No: Ca-125 is a test for follow-up after diagnosis and with the treatment of ovarian cancer. It is elevated in many other diseases. The test should not be used for a fishing expedition because it would be misleading and concerning for a patient like you. Why was the test done in the first place? Do you have cancer? In any case a 25 level could be normal? What was the normal range. In the lab? ...Read more
I've been told my ca125 blood test is high what could it be as I have bad hot sweats my cyst has disappeared not the menopause had the blood repeated?
Mildly complex ovarian cyst 4.5cm in postmenausal woman. Ca125 is 15. Having surgery tomorrow so worried! Can it be something bad? Help!
Talk to doctor: Many women will develop cysts in their life. The vast majority are benign, but some do develop into cancer. Having a ca 125 that low is a good sign, but no one can tell until the cyst is examined by a pathologist after surgery. After surgery, your doctor will be able to give you more detailed answers. ...Read more
My ca125 levels are slightly elevated and there is a solid mass on my ovary, should I be concerened that it is ovarian cancer?
Depends: Ask your gyn. A solid mass is concerning, but your age, menopausal status, and the ultrasound characteristics are important as well. Elevated ca-125 suggests ovarian cancer, but may be somewhat elevated in many benign conditions, as well, including endometriosis. All of this needs a discussion with your gyn and a possible referral to a gyn oncologist - who are the real experts in this area. ...Read more
2 ovarian cyst, one 8 CM and the other 6cm. Had vus done, low level echos. Going back in 2 months for review. Ca-125 in normal limits. Concered?
Low degree of concer:
Most common cause of such benign cysts are functional cysts that are very common in reproductive age females. Unless, presenting with symptoms (pain, nausea, vomiting, fever etc), your physician may opt to follow them with a repeat us in 3-6 months.
Unless you have strong family hx of cancer, or personal hx of cancer, there is a low level of suspicion for ovarian cancer. ...Read more
Can a hemorhaggic, endometrioma or fibroid cause high level on the ca-125 test? I am 27 y/o with a level of 190. I have a 10cm and 4cm cyst on ovaries
No: There is no clinical evidence that I know of. ...Read more
When your gyn checks you for an ovarian cyst and then asks you to take a blood test for ca-125. Is that a bad sign?
CA 125 - Why check?: Cancer antigen 125 (ca-125) is not a screening test for ovarian cancer. It is an adjunctive test for measuring tumor response (ie, a tumor marker) for pts w/ known ovarian cancer. It isn't perfect even when we know someone has ovarian cancer. In the appropriate clinical setting -- eg an abnormal ovary on imaging it might help determine if a mass is benign or malignant, but again is not perfect. ...Read more
CA 125 level in a 70yr woman who had hysterectomy with removal of ovaries+Fallopian tubes=341U/ml. Possibillity? Waiting for results of pelvic+abd u/s.
Waiting is hard: Although it's hard to wait, your doctor is evaluating you for possible abdominal or pelvic cancers which can show up even after removal of the uterus, tubes, and ovaries. They may also recommend a CT (cat scan) or PET scan If the u/s isn't helpful. Best wishes for good results! ...Read more