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Does an elevated ca 125 level always indicate that ovarian cancer is present?

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Dr. Brian Lawenda
Radiation Oncology
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

Ca-125 may also be elevated in other cancers (i.
e. Endometrial, fallopian tube, lung, breast and gastrointestinal cancers.) it can also be elevated with endometriosis or any inflammatory condition in the abdominal area.

In brief: No

Ca-125 may also be elevated in other cancers (i.
e. Endometrial, fallopian tube, lung, breast and gastrointestinal cancers.) it can also be elevated with endometriosis or any inflammatory condition in the abdominal area.
Dr. Brian Lawenda
Dr. Brian Lawenda
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Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: NO

As a screening marker for ovarian cancer this test is of no use.
It can be elevated in women with conditions such as endometriosis, pelvic inflammatory disease, and uterine fibroids to name a few. Its true utility is in monitoring for cancer recurrence.

In brief: NO

As a screening marker for ovarian cancer this test is of no use.
It can be elevated in women with conditions such as endometriosis, pelvic inflammatory disease, and uterine fibroids to name a few. Its true utility is in monitoring for cancer recurrence.
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
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