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Are you having bone loss? How can bone resorption assessment play a role in diagnosis?

There is continuous re-absorption of your old bone and creation of new bone throughout your life time. Your bones stay strong as long as there is balance between bone formation and re-absorption. Bone loss occurs when there is more re-absorption of the old bone than the creation of new bone.  When this process of bone loss reaches a certain stage, it is called osteoporosis. There are several causes of osteoporosis which we will review here.

Does CA 125 give a conclusive diagnosis of Ovarian cancer?

CA 125 is widely used in cases of ovarian cancer and is highly beneficial in assessment of women with ovarian cancer. The name CA 125 has an interesting story behind it. It was developed when the investigators were searching for something on surfaces of ovarian cells which could trigger the recognition of tumor cells by immune cells in the body.  It was only on 125th attempt that antibody tested against the ovarian cancer cells was found and that surface signal on tumor cells came to be known as CA 125.