What are 3 tumor markers?

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What are 3 tumor markers?

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answered May 19 by Gracy (133,260 points)
3 tumor markers are Prostate-specific antigen (PSA), Prostatic acid phosphatase (PAP) and CA 125.

Other tumor markers include.

CA 19-9.
Human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG).
Alpha-fetoprotein (AFP).
Carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA).

Tumor markers are anything that is present in or produced by cancer cells or other cells of the body in response to cancer or certain benign (noncancerous) conditions that provides information about a cancer, such as how aggressive it is, what kind of treatment it may respond to, or whether or not it is responding to treatment.

Common tumor markers are.

Alpha-fetoprotein (AFP)
Cancer antigen 125 (CA125)
Cancer antigen 15-3 (CA15-3)
Carbohydrate antigen 19-9 (CA19-9)
Carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA)
Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG or beta-hCG)
Prostate-specific antigen (PSA)

When your tumor markers are high it can be a sign of cancer or even benign tumors.

Tumor marker levels may be higher when there is cancer in the body.

They are not very “specific,” meaning non-cancer health issues can also cause these levels to be higher.

They must be used along with radiology tests and exams by your doctor.

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