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Cancer antigen 125 looks for which cancer?
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Dr. TAPAN CHAUDHURI
Nuclear Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Ovarian cancer
In brief: Ovarian cancer
Ovarian cancer.
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Dr. TAPAN CHAUDHURI
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Dr. Devon Webster
Internal Medicine - Oncology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Ovarian, but...
An elevated ca125 can be due to many things.
These include gallbladder disease, ovarian cysts, inflammatory bowel disease, endometriosis, or anything that causes inflammation inside the abdomen. And it can be normal with ovarian cancer. This means it's not a good test to determine if you have ovarian cancer, or to determine that you don't.

In brief: Ovarian, but...
An elevated ca125 can be due to many things.
These include gallbladder disease, ovarian cysts, inflammatory bowel disease, endometriosis, or anything that causes inflammation inside the abdomen. And it can be normal with ovarian cancer. This means it's not a good test to determine if you have ovarian cancer, or to determine that you don't.
Dr. Devon Webster
Dr. Devon Webster
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Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
Very well said, as expected from Dr. O.
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Ovarian cancer
Although not reliable as a screening treat, ca125 can be helpful in monitoring a patient with known ovarian cancer.
There are too many things other than ovarian cancer that affect ca125 to make it useful in general population screening. It is helpful in screening high risk patients due to genetic factors.

In brief: Ovarian cancer
Although not reliable as a screening treat, ca125 can be helpful in monitoring a patient with known ovarian cancer.
There are too many things other than ovarian cancer that affect ca125 to make it useful in general population screening. It is helpful in screening high risk patients due to genetic factors.
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
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