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Does low levels of tumor marker indicate no more cancer?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
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In brief: Not necessarily

Tumor makers are good for monitoring the response to treatment.
Low or better yet, absent levels may mean that tumor is not there, however, more often it indicates a remission and levels increase if there is a recurrence. Therefore low levels of tumor markers do not always mean "no more cancer".

In brief: Not necessarily

Tumor makers are good for monitoring the response to treatment.
Low or better yet, absent levels may mean that tumor is not there, however, more often it indicates a remission and levels increase if there is a recurrence. Therefore low levels of tumor markers do not always mean "no more cancer".
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology

In brief: 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 elimination of the tumor and levels could increase with recurrence of tumor. Therefore low levels do not necessarily mean "no more cancer".

In brief: 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 elimination of the tumor and levels could increase with recurrence of tumor. Therefore low levels do not necessarily mean "no more cancer".
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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