Blood Tests & Tumor Diagnostic Tests

Bone Marrow Aspiration and Biopsy
Bone marrow aspiration and biopsy are tests to check the function of your bone marrow or to check for the presence of cancer cells.
Patient Guide to Tumor Markers
Learn how tumor markers are used in cancer care and why they must be part of the bigger picture, taking physical exam, symptoms and radiologic studies into consideration.
Understanding a Pathology Report
General information about what you will find in a pathology report.

CA-125 blood test, transvaginal ultrasound do not lower risk, have high false-positive rate

May 23, 2011 - The combined use of a CA-125 blood test and transvaginal ultrasound for early detection of ovarian cancer does not appear to reduce the risk of death from the disease in the general population, and harm may result from diagnostic evaluation performed after false-positive tests, according to research to be presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, held from June 3 to 7 in Chicago.

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