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What is a CA125 test?

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It's used to diagnose fallopian tube cancer. Fallopian tube cancers release a protein called CA125 that can show up in your blood. Having high CA125 levels doesn't mean you definitely have cancer. Fibroids, pregnancy, and other conditions can also raise CA125 levels. You'll need other tests to confirm the diagnosis.

From: What Is Fallopian Tube Cancer? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Cancer.net: "Caring for the Symptoms of Cancer and its Treatment."

Cancer Research UK: "Fallopian tube cancer."

MD Anderson Cancer Center: "Fallopian Tube Cancer."

OncoLink: "All About Fallopian Tube Cancer."

Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance: "Fertility and Fertility Preservation."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on August 09, 2017

SOURCES:

Cancer.net: "Caring for the Symptoms of Cancer and its Treatment."

Cancer Research UK: "Fallopian tube cancer."

MD Anderson Cancer Center: "Fallopian Tube Cancer."

OncoLink: "All About Fallopian Tube Cancer."

Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance: "Fertility and Fertility Preservation."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on August 09, 2017

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