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If my CA-125 level is high, does this mean I have fallopian tube cancer?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

While elevated CA-125 can be indicative of fallopian tube cancer, this may also be elevated in women who are menstruating or pregnant. Ovarian cancer, endometriosis, and pelvic inflammatory disease may also cause an increase in this marker. It is important to discuss test results with your doctor in order to more fully understand what certain blood levels or numerical values mean to you.

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