How reliable is the CA125?

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

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