[Diagnostic significance of tumor markers for gynecologic malignancies].

  title={[Diagnostic significance of tumor markers for gynecologic malignancies].},
  author={Daisuke Aoki and Akira Hirasawa and Nobuyuki Susumu},
  journal={Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy},
  volume={32 3},
Gynecologic malignancies include ovarian cancer, uterine cervical cancer, endometrial cancer, and trophoblastic neoplasms. With ovarian tumors, due to their location within the abdominal cavity, it is difficult to make a preoperative pathological diagnosis of cancer without laparotomy. From this point of view, the use of tumor markers that consist of carbohydrate antigens, such as CA 125, in addition to diagnostic imaging are useful in the diagnosis of ovarian cancer. SCC antigen, a marker for… CONTINUE READING