CA 125 Test - Normal Range

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MY OVARIES WERE REMOVED FOR PREVENTION 6 YEARS AGO. MY CA125 RESULTS FROM LAST WEEK CAME TO 97. CAN I HAVE OVARIAN CANCER WITHOUT OVARIES?
Sometimes, a lump at the pelvic area can cause elevation of CA125.
Normal Range of CA 125
Yes you can. My mom did. Doctor told her that during fetal development that the ovaries are dragged through the abdomen into place, leaving a trail of ovary cells behind them. These cells can develop into ovarian cancer. That is why mom’s was woven all through her abdomen.
@Sonia The normal value is less than 46 U/mL. However, a high CA 125 level does not equal to the presence of ovarian cancer. CA 125 elevation can also be seen in :
Endometriosis
Liver disease
Menstruation
Pelvic inflammatory disease
Pregnancy
Uterine fibroids

You mention that your ovaries were removed, then it is very unlikely to be ovarian cancer.
Hi, maedaisey, that is true. But I can assure you that the possibility is very low. Furthermore, I guess the tumor your mom had is called teratoma, which technically speaking is different from ovarian cancer as commonly perceived.
Then what is teratoma? I'd like to know more about it.
A teratoma is a rare type of tumor which contains fully developed tissues and organs, including bone, hair, teeth, muscle. It is most commonly found in the ovaries, tailbone, and testicles, but can stay anywhere in the body. It can be found in newborns, children, or adults and it is more common in females. Generally, there are two types of teratomas: mature (benign) or immature (malignant).


Causes
It arises in your body’s germ cells and usually you get it from a complication in the body’s growth process, involving the way that your cells differentiate and specialize.

Symptoms:
At first, sufferers may not present any symptoms. As it develops, the symptoms shown could vary based on the location of the teratoma. Possible symptoms may include: pain, swelling and bleeding, mildly elevated levels of alpha-feroprotein (AFP). In some cases, symptoms may also include: constipation, abdominal pain, painful urination, leg weakness


Treatments:
For different cases of different severity of the symptoms, methods of treatment thus vary. For some cases, fetal surgery is needed to remove the SCT. For other cases, surgery is needed. If the teratoma is malignant, chemotherapy is used along with the surgery.
My ca level is 82.2.is it worse condition
CA 125 normal range is below 46 U/mL. Next step is to take image test, either CAT or ultrasound. If they find something abnormal in your pelvic area, a biopsy may be necessary.

CA 125 is used to screen ovarian cancer. It's not always accurate, some noncancerous conditions can elevate CA 125 as well. If you have a family history or BRCA 1 BRCA 2 gene mutation you can have CA 125 tested regularly to screen for ovarian cancer. 

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