An Examination Used To Measure Protein Levels?
Dear doctor, I want to ask if the CA 125 test for detecting cancer? thank you
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The CA 125 test is a test used to measure the levels of the CA 125 protein (cancer antigen 125) in the blood. The CA125 check is required for the following reasons:
Monitoring the progress of cancer therapy Early detection of ovarian cancer in people at high risk Checking for cancer recurrence Normally, the CA125 value in the blood is less than 46 U / ml. Elevated CA125 levels can be caused by many factors, and not all of them indicate an abnormality, for example when you are menstruating or pregnant.
In addition, there are also several diseases that can increase CA125 levels in the blood, including:
Cancer, for example ovarian, endometrial, peritoneal, or fallopian tube cancer Endometriosis Liver disease Pelvic inflammation myoma, etc. Because of the many possibilities above, the CA 125 examination needs to be confirmed with other examination results, ranging from physical, laboratory, ultrasound, and etc.
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dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah