CA 72-4 Tumor Marker
- Cancer Antigen 72-4
Colorectal cancer (CRC) can be due to either an inherited predisposition to develop the disease, or diet, aging, or other factors. Inherited CRC usually develops very early, in people less than 30 years old, and is very aggressive. Relatives of people who have been diagnosed with CRC can be screened for the presence of CA 72-4. CA 72-4 is also used to determine if CRC is still present following surgical removal or if the cancer has recurred following complete surgical removal, and to monitor how well you are responding to treatment.
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