Although a high concentration of CA-125 in the blood may indicate ovarian cancer, this is not always the case, as other conditions of various severity, such as irritable bowel syndrome or appendicitis, can also cause increased levels of this protein.
The chances of obtaining a false positive result when a single test is conducted are approximately 80% in the case of postmenopausal women. Therefore, it is strongly recommended to have a serial CA-125 testing performed, as well as other additional tests and examinations if ovarian cancer is suspected in order to be assigned an accurate diagnosis.
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