Increased levels of tumor markers in the follow-up of 400 patients with breast cancer without recurrence or metastasis

 
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2007 (EN)
Increased levels of tumor markers in the follow-up of 400 patients with breast cancer without recurrence or metastasis (EN)

Ζερβούδης, Στέφανος (EL)
Πανουργίας, Ε. (EL)
Κουρέας, Α (EL)
Ιατράκης, Γεώργιος Μ. (EL)
Πεϊτσίδης, Παναγιώτης (EL)

Ναυροζόγλου, Ιορδάνης (EL)
Σχολή Επαγγελμάτων Υγείας και Πρόνοιας. Τμήμα Μαιευτικής (EL)
Dubois, J. (FR)

PURPOSE: To analyze, study and interpret the increased levels of tumor markers in breast cancer patients without recurrence or metastasis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We studied a series of 400 patients with stage 1 breast cancer during a 3-year follow-up after primary treatment. Follow-up included frequent serum estimation of CEA, CA 15.3, CA 125, CA 27-29, TPA and TPS tumor markers. RESULTS: Of 358 patients being continuously disease-free, 18 (5%) cases showed false-positive levels of tumor markers, associated with benign conditions and not to cancer recurrence or metastasis. These conditions included ovarian cysts, thyroid disorders, hepatitis, renal stone and sarcoidosis. CONCLUSION: The value of increased tumor markers should be interpreted cautiously because it doesn't always imply disease recurrence. Tumor markers may increase in many benign conditions. (EN)

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Καρκίνος του μαστού (EN)
Gynecology (EN)
Γυναικολογία (EN)
Καρκίνος (EN)
Cancer (EN)

ΤΕΙ Αθήνας (EL)
Technological Educational Institute of Athens (EN)

Journal of B.U.ON. (EN)

English

2007-10


Balkan Union of Oncology (BUON) (EN)
Athanassiou, A.E. (EN)



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