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Why is the ca-125 blood test to check for ovarian cancer not part of a woman's checkup?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
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In brief: Not useful

It is neither sensitive nor specific for ovarian cancer and is not useful as a screening test.
If elevated at diagnosis of ovarian cancer, it is useful in following the progress of tumor and response to treatment.

In brief: Not useful

It is neither sensitive nor specific for ovarian cancer and is not useful as a screening test.
If elevated at diagnosis of ovarian cancer, it is useful in following the progress of tumor and response to treatment.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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