Tumor markers: A diagnostic tool

  title={Tumor markers: A diagnostic tool},
  author={Madhav Nagpal and Shreya Singh and Pranshu Singh and Pallavi Chauhan and Meesam Abbas Zaidi},
  booktitle={National journal of maxillofacial surgery},
The purpose of this review is to give a brief background to enable the judicious use of widely performed serum cancer markers. The markers could be product of cancerous cell or as response to cancer. They are usually proteins, which are mainly found in blood or urine. These markers may be employed to predict primary or secondary tumor risk. Sometimes, non-cancerous conditions can also cause elevation of some tumor markers to be higher than normal. Besides, not every cancer patient may have… CONTINUE READING