Published in Women's Health Weekly, February 16th, 2006
According to recent research from France, "One of the major indications of tumor markers it the detection of occult disease. Less than 20% of tumor markers elevations are associated with clinical or radiological findings."
"Such elevations have led medical community to doubt about the interest of markers follow-up, such as CA 15.3 in breast cancer. Now, positron emission tomography with (18)FDG-PET, using metabolic properties of malignant cells, is able to visualize tumor recurrences at an early stage of development,...
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