23rd July 2021
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
- Read GatewayC’s ‘Tips to elicit your patient’s family history of BRCA1 and BRCA2’ blog here