Apr 17, 2012 - 10:50 pm
We have had a lot of talk about CA125. Here is some info from the ACS link...http://www.cancer.org/Cancer/OvarianCancer/OverviewGuide/ovarian-cancer-overview-new-research
Some women with epithelial ovarian cancer have normal levels of the tumor marker CA-125. In these women, the only way to tell whether treatment is working (or to see if the cancer has come back) is to do tests like CT scans. Experts have found that in many women with ovarian cancer, the blood level of a protein called HE4 is increased. If you have ovarian cancer and a normal CA-125 level, your doctor may decide to check the HE4 level. If it is high, it can be used instead of CA-125 to guide treatment."
Has anyone had the HE4 levels done?