Re: Elevated CA-125 - what to think?
I just had a CA-125 done cause I have had swollen lymph nodes in my back and under my jaw fro months now and I've been on antibiotics for 3 weeks with no improvement.
CA-125 is not just for ovarian cancer. It is best known ovarian cancer, but having it elevated can mean that there are other malignant cancers, like in the endometrium, fallopian tubes, lungs, breast and gastrointestinal tract.
You can have a false positives from normal ovulation, endometriosis, pelvic inflammatory disease, the first trimester of pregnancy, fibroid tumors, and other sources of inflammation in the abdominal and pelvic organs (liver disease, pancreatitis, etc). Also, cervical, endometrial, and other cancers (among them breast, colon, and lung) can inconsistently cause a rise in CA 125.
Since you have fibroids I think that is a good possibility that is why you have an elevated CA-125
Last edited by FromSqueaky; 07-21-2007 at 08:52 PM.