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Ovarian Cancer and Understanding Ca-125 Tumor Markers

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I finished chemo un November for ovarian cancer. My ca 125 test for two months were 5. The lates test I had was 24. Is this considered a big increase and what could this mean. My Doctor told me to come back in a month and check again. Does this sound like this is o.k to wait that long.


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replied February 22nd, 2006
Ovarian Cancer Answer A390
Ca-125 is a tumor marker that helps us evaluate an ovarian cancer. A Ca-125 level and its variations help us to consider the spread of the disease as well as therapy efficiency. An increasing level of any tumor marker (including Ca-125) is a bad sign for the prognosis of a malignant disease. To find out how bad your case is, you will need a complete CT-scan, an abdominal ultrasound, and a chest X-ray to begin.
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