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Is it possible to have ovarian cancer and have a normal ca 125 blood test?

14 doctors weighed in
Ben Ferguson
Surgery
10 doctors agree

In brief: Yes.

Ca125 can vary from person to person and can change under various circumstances not related to cancer.
It is more useful as a way to track disease progression or treatment success.

In brief: Yes.

Ca125 can vary from person to person and can change under various circumstances not related to cancer.
It is more useful as a way to track disease progression or treatment success.
Ben Ferguson
Ben Ferguson
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Dr. Christopher Powers
Roughly 50% of all ovarian cancer patients will have normal CA-125, making it a very poor screening test for this malignancy.
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Ten to twenty percent of women with ovarian cancer will have a normal ca125.

In brief: Yes

Ten to twenty percent of women with ovarian cancer will have a normal ca125.
Dr. Katherine Sutherland
Dr. Katherine Sutherland
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