Cancer antigen 125 short for (CA-125) is a known protein found in ovarian cancer cells. Measurement of the protein using the CA-125 test is used to identify the response to treatment for ovarian cancer.
A physician will specifically order the CA-125 test for a patient to monitor the progress of ovarian cancer. It is essential that a baseline CA-125 test is measured before treatment of ovarian cancer and a follow up test after treatment to obtain the CA-125 level.
• Abdominal bloating
• Difficulty eating or feeling full quickly
• Constantly having to empty your bladder
• Menstrual irregularities
• Pain during sexual intercourse