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any substance (as a toxin or enzyme) that stimulates an immune response in the body (especially the production of antibodies)

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For a premenopausal woman who has not completed childbearing, transvaginal ultrasonography with serum CA 125 testing can be considered.
Conclusion: Human epididymis 4 is a better diagnostic tool than CA 125 in benign-malignant discrimination of adnexal masses.
Assessment of the Tumor Marker CA 125 however has shown to have certain limitations:
On the other hand; the serum CEA and CA 125 levels were found to be significantly elevated in gastric cancer patients than in controls (pless than 0.
In this study we aimed to evaluate HE4 serum concentrations in healthy individuals and in patients with benign and malignant diseases of various origins and to compare the clinical utility of HE4 with that of the tumor marker of choice in ovarian cancer, CA 125.
The test is undergoing further trials in 500 patients, but until its effectiveness is proven with a larger study, the current gold standard for ovarian cancer screening remains the CA 125 blood test and transvaginal sonogram.
Serum CA 125 assay, physical examination, and imaging examinations have been employed with different time schedules for the follow-up of asymptomatic patients.
9) In comparing salivary CA 125 concentrations among healthy controls, women with benign lesions and those with ovarian cancer, Di-Xia found a significantly elevated CA 125 concentration among the ovarian cancer group as compared to the nonmalignant controls.
The need for screening is obvious, and annual transvaginal ultrasounds and serum CA 125 testing have been a tempting approach.
They were randomized to no screening, to annual screening with transvaginal ultrasound, or to annual screening with CA 125 and transvaginal ultrasound as a second-line test.
Large-scale screening for ovarian cancer with a combination of transvaginal ultrasound and CA 125 is a feasible strategy that can accurately identify early cancers, a large U.
An AFP and CA 125 were added to rule out a mutagenic process.
tap]); dioxin-like activity in serum and serum copper showed a positive association with serum CA 125 (cancer antigen 125); and serum zinc showed a positive association with serum levels of c-erbB-2 ectodomain and TPS.
1Presentamos el caso de una paciente con ascitis y masa anexial diagnosticada por tomografia y con CA 125 elevado.