Tumor Markers

Key Information

Evaluating tumor volume in the body; primarily used for monitoring recurrence

SCC (Squamous Cell Carcinoma) Antigen
Monitors tumor burden after treatment for squamous cell carcinoma; used in advanced cases; nonspecific to cervical carcinoma but specific to squamous cell carcinoma

TPA (Tissue Polypeptide Antigen)
An antigen marker for cancers of gynecologic sites, bladder, and lung; nonspecific to ovarian cancer; elevated levels indicate presence of malignancy

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