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Normal Ca 19 9 Ca 125 Levels
Ca125 is also known as Cancer antigen 125. 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
Yes: Ca 125 is not a good screening test. See this site for more info. http://www.medicinenet.com/ca_125/article.htm. ...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
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
What does it mean when the CA19-9 level goes back to the normal range when someone has pancreatic cancer? Is this a sign of remission?
Well....: If it was elevated before surgery and now is normal, I would say it is a very good thing BUT, that as of itself does not mean it is in remission or that it will stay that way. Cancer can exist in microscopic form and often there is no way to know for sure, be it with labs or even with scans. Such patient will need long term follow up and maybe even consider post operative therapy. Best 2U! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Any value less than 37 u/ml is considered normal. ...Read more
CA 19-9: This is a tumor marker that is often used in the setting of symptoms pointing to pancreatic cancer to differentiate this from pancreatitis. If elevated, it can be useful in following response to treatment. But there are much better tests now such as pancreas protocol CT, or EUS- FNA. No one would treat for cancer based on the findings you describe, but it should lead to more investigation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a ca 19-9;testbmy results were 9 value, what does that mean? Is that normal. I also have chronic pancreatitis, with a lot ofpain.
CA 19-9 Results: The ca-19-9 normal range is any value that falls below 35 units per milliliter of blood. Generally speaking, if the ca-19-9 results are below 25 units per liter of ca-19-9 the person is considered to be healthy. ...Read more
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