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If your ca-125 stays over 200 does that mean there is still cancer in your body?

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Ben Ferguson
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In brief: Not necessarily.

The ca125 tumor marker is a notoriously non-specific indicator of disease (i.
e. It can be elevated for reasons other than cancer). It is frequently most useful for tracking the progression or regression of a disease over time and less useful as a standalone diagnostic test.

In brief: Not necessarily.

The ca125 tumor marker is a notoriously non-specific indicator of disease (i.
e. It can be elevated for reasons other than cancer). It is frequently most useful for tracking the progression or regression of a disease over time and less useful as a standalone diagnostic test.
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Dr. Souzan El-Eid
Breast Surgery

In brief: Usually

Unfortunately, if repeat stays high, it indicates persistent cancer.

In brief: Usually

Unfortunately, if repeat stays high, it indicates persistent cancer.
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