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I did the ca125 test. How accurately does it show cancer?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
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In brief: Not a diagnostic

Marker for cancer.
Ca 125 is not a good test for making a diagnois of cancer. It is more useful for monitoring the course of a cancer associated with elevated ca 125 levels.

In brief: Not a diagnostic

Marker for cancer.
Ca 125 is not a good test for making a diagnois of cancer. It is more useful for monitoring the course of a cancer associated with elevated ca 125 levels.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Richard Orr
Mostly useful for ovarian cancer. There are weak data suggesting that very high risk women could be screened with CA-125 and pelvic ultrasound. But mostly the test is reliable as a way of looking for recurrence after initial debulking surgery and chemotherapy
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