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What should your approach be to the use if "tumor markers"?
1) NOT used as primary diagnosis

2) used for "confirmatory dx"

3) used to MONITOR for recurrence

4) may be used to monitor RESPONSE to RX
-screen for Prostate CA?

-elevated in BPH & Prostatitis?
Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA)
-more specific for Prostate CA?
prostatic Acid Phosphatase
Colorectal & pancreatic CA?
(nonspecific but produced in >70%)

-also seen in Gastric & Breast CA
CarcinoEmbryonic Antigen (CEA)
Liver (hepatocellular) CA?
Yolk Sac Tumor of testicle?
alpha-fetoprotein (a-FP)

-normally made by the fetus
Hydatiform moles?
Choriocarcinomas?
Gestational trophoblastic tumors?
beta-hCG
(b-HCG)
Ovarian CA?
epithelial tumors?
CA-125
Melanomas?
Neural tumors?
Astrocytomas?
S-100
Paget's Dz of Bone?
Bone metastasis?
Obstructive Biliary dz?
Alkaline phosphatase
(alk phos)
Neuroblastoma?
Lung & Gastric CA?
Bombesin
Hairy Cell Leukemia
(a B-cell neoplasm)
Tartrate-Resistant Acid Phosphatase
(TRAP)
Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma?
CA-19-9

"CAn I buy that pancreas for $1.99"