Can other things besides cancer cause a tumor marker to be high?

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Can other things besides cancer cause a tumor marker to be high?

Answer

Carolyn Vachani, RN, MSN, AOCN, OncoLink Nurse Educator, responds:

Can other things besides cancer cause a tumor marker to be high?

Absolutely, quite a few medical conditions can affect markers. Learn more about tumor markers affected by medical conditions: http://www.oncolink.org/treatment/article.cfm?c=17&s=136&id=296

This question and answer was part of the OncoLink Brown Bag Chat Series. View the entire Interpreting Test Results transcript.

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