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I am getting a fine needle aspiration. If it were cancerous, would the ca 125 come out normal?

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Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgery - Oncology
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In brief: No

A needle aspiration sucks some cells from a tumor such as ovary.
The Ca125 is a Carbohydrate marker present in the tumor which can be elevated in ovarian cancer, an inflammatory process of the ovary as well as cirrhosis of the liver. It only serves to monitor a disease like ovary cancer. If the marker drops treatment is working. If elelvated the treatment is not effective. Bx has no effect.

In brief: No

A needle aspiration sucks some cells from a tumor such as ovary.
The Ca125 is a Carbohydrate marker present in the tumor which can be elevated in ovarian cancer, an inflammatory process of the ovary as well as cirrhosis of the liver. It only serves to monitor a disease like ovary cancer. If the marker drops treatment is working. If elelvated the treatment is not effective. Bx has no effect.
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