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Common causes to order a tumor marker AFP test?

Common causes to order a tumor marker AFP test?

Liver and testicular: An alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) is a blood test that checks the level of AFP in a pregnant woman's blood. It is a substance made in the liver of the fetus. The level of AFP in the blood of a pregnant woman can help see whether the baby may have chromosomal abnormalities . The test is also used as a tumor marker to help detect and diagnose cancers of the liver, testes, and ovaries. The AFP is often ordered to monitor people with chronic liver diseases because of an increased risk of developing liver cancer. ...Read more

Neoplasms (Definition)

"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more


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Would WBC be elevated with ovarian cancer?

Would WBC be elevated with ovarian cancer?

Possible: Elevated WBC is also called leukocytosis. Any inflammatory condition, including cancers, can potentially cause a leukocytosis. Remember however, there are many more common reasons for elevation of the WBC (infection, etc). If you have concerns speak with your physician and gyn doc's. They will work-up and refer as needed. ...Read more

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Hcg levels in ovarian cancer?

Hcg levels in ovarian cancer?

Usually none: Only a primary ovarian choriocarcinoma, or some dysgerminomas, will produce hcg. ...Read more

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What are psa and tumor markers for prostate bone metastasis?

What are psa and tumor markers for prostate bone metastasis?

PSA means: Prostate specific antigen. Men all have a level of psa if they have a prostate. Arbitrary normal levels are age & race dependent. If you have prostate cancer, and bones are involved, your psa will likely be greater than 10 ng/ml. Psa levels that double in short intervals are more likely to do this. However, very undifferentiated prostate cancers may not generate psa, and one can have bony mets. ...Read more

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7 CM ovarian cyst, ca-125 levels elevated (48), roma score & all blood tests good. Previously had nasopharyngeal cancer. Recurrence or endometrioma?

7 CM ovarian cyst, ca-125 levels elevated (48), roma score & all blood tests good. Previously had nasopharyngeal cancer. Recurrence or endometrioma?

Likely endometrioma: At your age, ovarian cancer would be exceedingly rare. Ca-125 levels can be elevated in young women for a variety of reasons that have nothing to do with cancer. Nasopharyngeal cancer and ovarian have no relation to each other. Your doctor should tell you what features or characteristics the ovarian cyst has, this will tell you what kind of cyst it is. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is the blood marker lpa (lysophosphatidic acid) an effective screening tool for ovarian cancer?

Is the blood marker lpa (lysophosphatidic acid) an effective screening tool for ovarian cancer?

No: Unfortunately, there are no good "screening" tests for ovarian cancer. When an ovarian cyst or mass is present and appears suspicious, your doctor may draw a ca-125 or ova-1 test. These tests can help predict the likelihood that it may or may not be concerning for cancer. ...Read more

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Lfts worsening-serum gammagt level 647u/l, serum alk phosphate 654u/l.Othr blood/heps normal.Mri &scans done. 3polyps large14mm in gallbladder-remove?

Lfts worsening-serum gammagt level 647u/l, serum alk phosphate 654u/l.Othr blood/heps normal.Mri &scans done. 3polyps large14mm in gallbladder-remove?

See specialist: The elevation in ggtp and alkaline phosphatase in the setting of gallbladder polyps that large mandates that you see a liver specialist before embarking on surgery. There are two types of specialists you should see, a hepatologist, a liver internal medicine doctor to make sure this is not some type of hepatitis or liver disease and then a liver surgeon to decide if the polyp is cancerous. Do asap. ...Read more

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Are normal cbc, billuprin, amylase and lipase levels, CT scan and qualitative fecal fat test a good indication against pancreatic cancer?

Are normal cbc, billuprin, amylase and lipase levels, CT scan and qualitative fecal fat test a good indication  against pancreatic cancer?

Yes: Pancreatic cancer is most uncommon at your age to begin with (it is not a common cancer in general). Normal blood tests and ct scan should reassure you that pancreatic cancer is not there. ...Read more

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Cancer? 12cm complex ovarian cyst/tumor with blood flow throughout septations. And elevated 5.7 ova 1 test. Can't see oncologist for 3 weeks. Worried

Cancer? 12cm complex ovarian cyst/tumor with blood flow throughout septations. And elevated 5.7 ova 1 test. Can't see oncologist for 3 weeks. Worried

No emergency: The OVA1® test is not an indicator of ovarian cancer and is not much better than Ca125. It measures levels of five proteins found in the blood and then uses software to calculate a single score measured by using a 0-10 scale.. Women who are pre-menopausal have a cut off of 5.0 whereas postmenopausal women have a 4.4 cutoff. A high OVA1® score is not a diagnosis of cancer, rather it indicates risk and should not force an emergency situation for treating a complex hemorrhagic cyst ...Read more

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What is an adrenal cancer tumour test?

What is an adrenal cancer tumour test?

No specific test: There is no specific test for adrenal cancer. Diagnosis is based on endocrine abnormalities and imaging. Depending on the part of adrenal affected, there are different endocrine abnormalities. ...Read more

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Which test is better for diagnosing pancreas insufficiency: stool panc elastase or serum lipase/amylase? Would either diagnose pancreatic cancer?

Both together: Neither of the tests alone tells much. A combination of tests and exams will lead to diagnosis. Pancreatic cancer is not able to be ruled out by any test or imaging study. It can only be absolutely proven by some form of biopsy. A ct guided needle or egd with brushing a may be the only way to find it. ...Read more

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My tumor markers are PSA 0.73 ng/ml,AFP 6.14 IU/ml, CEA 1.34 ng/ml, CA-19.9 16.62 U/ml. Should I investigate further since my AFP is high?

Why did you test?: You need to give us your medical history as to why you had the tumor markers tested???. Your AFP is slightly raised. It may not have any meaning unless you have liver disease of some kind......so tell us more about you in terms of your medical condition ...Read more

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Had VIP chemo for stage 3 testicular, hCG at 43 tumors are smaller. Pet scan no intense hits. Alphaf normal. Cause for hCG levels higher?

Had VIP chemo for stage 3 testicular, hCG at 43 tumors are smaller. Pet scan no intense hits. Alphaf normal. Cause for hCG levels higher?

Not an easy situatio: It is hard to assess your complex situation through few lines, but VIP is usually given as a second line chemotherapy for testicular cancer mostly in the salvage setting. Persistent tumor marker is usually a sign of persistent disease and you need a thorough. Evaluation by a GU medical oncologist and preferably in a multidisciplinary setting ...Read more

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Is afirma thyroid fna analysis-molecular marker test by veracyte any good for diagnosing papillary thyroid cancer? Http://carolinaendocrine.Com

Pathologist: Already answered(and saw some other answers) to this post earlier today; there is no better way to diagnose this than with a tissue biopsy and an experienced pathologist. ...Read more

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My mother age 48 urine report: albumin +ve , epithelial cell 1-2/hpf, plus cell:1-2/hpf, rbc:10-12/hpf, ph-6........Is condition for kidney biopsy test?

My mother age 48 urine report: albumin +ve , epithelial cell 1-2/hpf, plus cell:1-2/hpf, rbc:10-12/hpf, ph-6........Is condition for kidney biopsy test?

Not cessarily: The urinalysis should be repeated first, if microscopic hematuria( blood in urine) persist, a sonogram or cat scan may be needed to for further evaluation, kidney stone can cause blood in urine, may need to a see a urologist for further evaluation if urinalysis remain abnormal. ...Read more

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Ca125 level is a marker for which tumor?

Ca125 level is a marker for which tumor?

Ovarian: It is neither sensitive nor specific for screening. However, its recurrence after removal of a tumor that produces it suggests recurrence. ...Read more

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Please describe tests for tumor markers.?

Hope for thr future: Tumor markers are substances found in the blood, urine, stool, other bodily fluids, or tissues of some patients with cancer. Tumor markers can be used to assess the response of a tumor to treatment and for prognosis, , researchers have hoped that they might also be useful in screening tests that aim to detect cancer early, before there are any symptoms. ...Read more

Serum (Definition)

Serum is the component of blood that does not contain cells or clotting factors. It does contain electrolytes an ...Read more