While the CA125 blood test is useful for diagnosing and monitoring people with ovarian cancer, 25% of patients with ovarian cancers will have a normal CA125 level. Therefore, the CA125 test alone is not an accurate diagnostic tool and primary care professionals should consider requesting an ultrasound scan if clinical concern persists despite a normal CA125.
To learn more, access GatewayC’s Ovarian Cancer – Early Diagnosis course. This course aims to support healthcare professionals to recognise symptoms, understand genetic risk factors and comprehend essential investigations.
Find out more:
- Access GatewayC’s Ovarian Cancer – Early Diagnosis course here
- Watch GatewayC Live’s webinar recording on Diagnosing Ovarian Cancer here
- Read Ovarian Cancer Action’s guide for primary care here