Age of women as a parameter Affecting CA-125, TSH and CBC
A Correlation Study
One of the Cancer’s antigens is the CA125, which is a protein antigen, found at excessively high levels in females characterized with ovarian cancer. It is suggested for ovarian cancer screening of women that are at higher risk to get the disease, despite its limited sensitivity and specificity. This study is conducted to identify possible correlations between CA125 and TSH levels with parameters of hematological origin among women of different ages. This study included 44 healthy looking females. Most but not all patients were from Erbil. The study revealed that, CA125 and TSH levels were not associated. Also, the elevation of the CA125 levels in the females could be related to other non-cancerous factors such as menstrual cycle, or postmenopausal. Also WBC parameters and Hb levels were not affected by CA125. The only parameter that was affected by CA125 elevation was RBCs. The research recorded a significant difference of RBC between patient group and control group. Also recorded, no difference to be considered as an indication related to the difference in women age.
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