How to interpret serum CA 125 levels in patients with serosal involvement? A clinical dilemma.

The clinical utility of tumor markers is limited due to their low specificity. CA 125, an ovarian tumor marker, is a sensitive but nonspecific tumor marker used especially in the follow-up of ovarian cancer for monitoring the efficacy of therapy and for early detection of recurrence. The use of the CA 125 serum assay as a single diagnostic tool is… (More)