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How reliable is the CA125?

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...

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Are bone metastases visible on an X-ray?

Are bone metastases visible on an X-ray?

The most common site of secondary breast cancer is the bone. While breast cancer can metastasise to any bone, the most commonly affected areas are the: spine ribs skull pelvis upper bones of the arms and legs. Bone metastases may be picked up on a plain film X-ray,...

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5 tips to treat infection and lymphoedema

5 tips to treat infection and lymphoedema

Lymphoedema may affect one or more limbs and corresponding quadrants of the trunk, face, breast and genitals. GatewayC’s Managing Physical Effects course provides guidance on how to treat infection and lymphoedema. This includes guidance on: Dosage of oral amoxicillin...

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Cancer Keys: Prostate cancer and family history

Cancer Keys: Prostate cancer and family history

Prostate cancer and family history Family history can play a helpful role within a potential prostate cancer diagnosis, when symptoms alone can be vague. Potential pitfall Some of the early symptoms of prostate cancer could be associated with a less serious condition,...

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Cancer Keys: Prostate cancer and nocturia

Cancer Keys: Prostate cancer and nocturia

Many men with early prostate cancer don’t have any obvious signs or symptoms. However, early symptoms can present if the cancer grows near the urethra and presses against it, changing urination. Potential pitfall Prostate cancer is predominately a disease that affects...

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