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Monday, 14 May 2018

Detecting Cancer: Can You Trust All the Tests?

Daily Sheepie: Obviously, a false diagnosis of cancer would be a disaster.

There is a blood test, which looks for a bio-marker labeled CA125. There are doctors who will tell you that a highly positive result indicates a high probability of cancer. 

Imagine being a patient on the receiving end of that news.

“A number of normal and noncancerous conditions can cause an elevated CA 125 level, including:
• Endometriosis
• Liver disease
• Menstruation
• Pelvic inflammatory disease
• Pregnancy
• Uterine fibroids”

“None of the major professional organizations recommend using the CA125 as a screening test for those with an average risk of ovarian cancer.” more>>>...