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Unread 04-05-2002, 06:46 AM
Blood test Tumor marker

Hello all,

I had another 4 month follow up visit with my oncologist yesterday. Along with the usual physical checks(so much fun!) he had me go to the lab for a blood test which he said was a fairly new tumor marker. The blood test is called "Inhibin A." This test is another way besides yearly CT scans to diagnose recurrent ovarian tumor. Do any of you ladies know anything about this test? When he mentioned it, I was happy for a split second because I hoped it would replace the Ct scans. SHUCKS, not gonna happen.

Just wondering if any of you ladies have taken this test before.


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Unread 04-05-2002, 07:03 AM
Blood test Tumor marker

s Donna Marie

I went to google for a quick search. It looks like inhibin A is a tumor marker specific for granulosa tumors. Is this the type ovarian cancer you had?
Here's hoping your blood work and cat scan all come out normal.

Unread 04-05-2002, 07:14 AM
Blood test Tumor marker


I hope I spelled your name right.

Yes, I had a granulosa cell tumor of the right ovary. Luckily, it had not spread outside the ovary even though my tumor was quite large. There was not a blood test before to screen for this cancer type. The CA 125 does not pick it up. I took one of those tests before my surgery which came out normal even though my tumor was the size of a cantaloupe.

This is exciting news, as we all know quick detection is the key. There are other ladies that frequent this site that had the same type of tumor. I sure hope they read this.

Thanks for your reply!

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Unread 04-05-2002, 07:19 AM
Blood test Tumor marker

Hi Donna, a good idea might be to do a search on this site under granulosa tumor and see what comes up. Then you can see which ladies did have the same as you and you can email them. I am sure they wont minde.
I hope all goes well and please remember we are here for you always xx
Unread 04-05-2002, 07:42 AM
Blood test Tumor marker

Thanks for the suggestion Robyn, I will do that very thing. I hope all is going well for you too.

Unread 04-05-2002, 07:43 AM
Blood test Tumor marker


Hello again!

I tried the search in Google yesterday and did not find that info. How did you find specific info relating to Granulosa Cell Tumor?

Unread 04-05-2002, 08:35 AM
Blood test Tumor marker

Hi Donna Marie

I went to google, and typed into the little blank box, inhibin A tumor marker.
Up came the info mentioning granulosa ovarian cancer.
Hope that helps!

Unread 04-05-2002, 09:23 AM
Blood test Tumor marker

Hi Donna Marie,
My type of ovarian cancer (germ cell) is not picked up with the CA125 either, but is detected with 2 other markers called the BETA and the LDH. I too was pleased to know that there are markers for my type since the CA 125 was not one.

Does this test you are having have a normal range? For my LDH test normal is 108 - 211, and mine right now is 182 up from 152 in November, which has caused me a bit of concern, but they keep telling me as long as its in the normall range, I shouldn't worry. I plan to ask them in July what else can cause the flucuations in these tests.

Your tumor sounds similiar to mine. Mine was on the left, and was also the size of a cantalope. I did have some spread but the chemo got it all.

Best of luck with your test results. I willl keep you in my thoughts and prayers that everything comes back fine!!
Unread 04-05-2002, 04:55 PM
Blood test Tumor marker


I am sure that there is some normal levels for this test too, I just don't know anything about it yet. I was surprised that he ordered the test and it caught me off guard. Before I could process it all he was off to another patient. I am an inquisitive kind of person, so I plan to find the answers.

I wish you good luck. I know that with the CA 125 they get false positives sometimes. I wonder if that is possible with the tests you mentioned.

I wish you continued health,

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