TUMOR MARKERS IN OVARIAN CANCER

  • Adina-Elena Nenciu Bucharest University Emergency Hospital, Bucharest, Romania
  • C. G. Nenciu “St. John” Emergency Hospital, Bucur Maternity Bucharest, Romania
  • R. Fodoroiu Bucharest University Emergency Hospital, Bucharest, Romania
  • Florica Șandru “Carol Davila” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania; “Elias” Emergency Hospital, Bucharest, Romania
  • M.C. Dumitrașcu Bucharest University Emergency Hospital, Bucharest, Romania; “Carol Davila” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania
Keywords: tumor markers, ovarian cancer, diagnosis, prognosis

Abstract

Even if today’s society is rapidly evolving there is still much that can be done. This applies in the
oncological field. One of the main female health problems worldwide is represented by the
gynecological cancers. Ovarian cancer is the main cause of mortality among women with
gynecological cancers. Although its prevalence is lover compared to breast, uterine or cervical
cancer, the mortality and morbidity rates are significantly higher. The first step in the management
of ovarian cancer is represented by regular screening and rapid diagnosis. One of the most important
tolls is represented by serological markers dosage in order to estimate the type of tumor before the
gynecological specific intervention. There is a real need to identify correctly the ovarian cancer as
early as possible in order to obtain the favorable prognosis that comes with the diagnosis in earlystage. Most of the ovarian cancers (above 90%) are represented by carcinomas which are frequently
diagnosed in advanced stages. The roles of the biomarkers are to indicate the malignancy of an
ovarian tumor and to predict the relapse risk. The aim of this paper is to update the indications
regarding the usage of serological markers in ovarian cancers and the importance of using them for
our patients.

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Published
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How to Cite
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A.-E. Nenciu, C. Nenciu, R. Fodoroiu, F. Șandru, and M. Dumitrașcu, “TUMOR MARKERS IN OVARIAN CANCER”, JSS, vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 79-84, Sep. 2020.
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