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“HE4 As Prognostic Marker In Endometrial Cancer”

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Rewriter
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Abstract from 17th International European Society of Gynaecological Oncology (ESGO) Meeting, going on right now:

“HE4 As Prognostic Marker In Endometrial Cancer”

The HE4 (human epididymis protein4) has been shown to have the potential to differentiate between benign endometrial disease and endometrial cancer. The data presented will provide evidence that the HE4 serum levels are an independent prognostic markers for endometrial cancer patients.

california_artist
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Jilly Bean, sent you the painting. It was reallly called Warm Friendly Advice.

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Everything I have read indicates that it is more reliable than the CA-125 and, more important, more specific to endometrial cancer.

Claudia, my pal, that is one fine painting. Warm friendly advice is ALWAYS appreciated, isn't it?

Another nice day in the neighborhood.

Love ya.

california_artist
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Wonder if you, that's you could find out how much it costs for one vs the other.

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kkstef
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I have googled to try to find out the comparative costs and so far I can't find anything. Will keep looking.

I LOVE this painting....I believe this is the one I had gotten for my dear friend who is a penguin nut!

Hugs, Karen

california_artist
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Yes it is. I'll go ahead and look on google too. Haven't ever checked the cost of tests.

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kkstef
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I did find a couple of independent labs that gave a prices for CA 125 ranging from 65.00 to 148.00 (of course, these may be conducted in someone's garage!). I couldn't find any prices on He4.

Good luck!

Karen

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Last year I posted a thread on this topic. There was research that cited exactly this. I asked my doc to do the he4 and he (at first) said there was no research. I showed him the research and since then I get BOTH tests (he4 +ca125)routinely - they typically go up and down at same time.

Check it out with your docs. Mary Ann

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When I searched the board for information on this test, your posts popped out. Thank you for being the first one to let us know about this marker.

I hope you are well.

Jill

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