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Ca 125 Test Or Cancer Antigen 125 Test

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CA 125 test is used to monitor the treatment of Ovarian Cancer. It is also used to test for recurrence of ovarian cancer. In addition, if a woman presents with a mass in the pelvic area; CA 125 test is used to evaluate the mass and order further tests for management.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • The test is recommended if you if you have a family member who may have had breast cancer of if you have inherited the BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene that puts you at high risk for ovarian cancer
  • You have a close family member who suffered from Ovarian Cancer
  • If you have earlier suffered from Uterine Breast or Colon Cancer

While this test is most commonly used to screen women, who may be at high risk for ovarian cancer, higher test results are also seen in women with a pelvic mass, uterine fibroids or endometriosis. All these conditions may progress into Ovarian Cancer.

Cancer Antigen 125 (CA-125) is a protein that is found on the surface of ovarian cancer cells. This makes the test useful as marker for ovarian cancer in most cases. The CA-125 test quantifies and is a measure of the amount of CA125 in the blood.

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