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I have a complex ovarian cyst should I request ca 125 test?
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Dr. Richard Orr
Surgery - Oncology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Maybe
Talk it over with your doctor. Things to consider are 1) your age and menopausal status, 2) previous history of endometriosis, 3) size of the mass, 4) ultrasound appearance, 5) duration of the problem., 6) family history of ovarian cancer.
Remember that ca-125 may be elevated in many benign conditions, as well as ovarian cancer.

In brief: Maybe
Talk it over with your doctor. Things to consider are 1) your age and menopausal status, 2) previous history of endometriosis, 3) size of the mass, 4) ultrasound appearance, 5) duration of the problem., 6) family history of ovarian cancer.
Remember that ca-125 may be elevated in many benign conditions, as well as ovarian cancer.
Dr. Richard Orr
Dr. Richard Orr
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Dr. John Geisler
Gynecology - Oncology
In brief: CA 125
It depends on the size of the mass, but if it is 8 cm and complex then a ca 125 can help determine whether you should see a gyn oncologist or a gyn.

In brief: CA 125
It depends on the size of the mass, but if it is 8 cm and complex then a ca 125 can help determine whether you should see a gyn oncologist or a gyn.
Dr. John Geisler
Dr. John Geisler
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