Patient Comments: CA 125 - Cause of Elevated Test Results


Please describe what caused your elevated CA 125 test results. Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Mandyturner , 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: August 20

I was diagnosed with breast cancer 3/2013. I had total hysterectomy in 7/2013. I had tested positive for both breast and ovarian gene cancer. This year and last year my CA 125 test came back slightly elevated. I don’t understand why. This year is 17 and I believe last year was 15. Wondering if my results shouldn’t be almost at 0 since I don’t have a uterus! I don’t understand.

Comment from: Annette, 45-54 (Patient) Published: November 19

I have an endometrioma. My specialist advised me when an endometrioma is present, the CA 125 level is often above the normal level, which mine was.

Comment from: Lynne11, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: May 31

I have no idea why my CA 125 was so elevated two years ago as ovarian cancer or other problems with the reproductive organs were ruled out. No further investigations were done. I have continued to suffer worsening symptoms which I am finding difficult to cope with, and hey presto, have thrown a second very high CA 125 level, so guess what! I am to have all the scans and examinations repeated. I don’t have any reason to think the results will differ and I really wish they would look at other possible causes for the raised level.

Comment from: SueP, 75 or over Female (Caregiver) Published: April 25

My 78 year old mother who has PPC (Primary peritoneal cancer), ovarian cancer and has a reading of 334,500 in her CA 125 blood test.

Comment from: Jazy, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: August 30

Tuberculosis can elevate CA 125.

Comment from: Vidia, 45-54 Female (Caregiver) Published: August 29

My CA 125 test result is 40, I am not sure what that means.


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