ISSN ONLINE: 2558-815X
ISSN PRINT: 1584-9244
ISSN-L: 1584-9244

Pulmonary cancer tumor markers


Due to the fact that lung cancer is most often an asymptomatic disease, an important percentage of patients are diagnosed in an advanced stage of the disease when a curative treatment is no longer possible. Studies have shown that identification and determination of specific serum tumor markers might play a key role in order to detect the disease, monitor the response to surgery or chemotherapy and provide an early detection of the recurrences. This is a literature review regarding the role of monitoring pulmonary cancer tumor markers such as NSE, CYFRA 21-1, SCC, CEA, CA 125, ferritin, proGRP, IDH1 or CA 19-9.

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