We offer a range of blood tests that screen for the markers of certain types of cancer. Markers are chemicals that tumorous cancers make, & the presence of which can be tested for in your blood. The cancer blood tests we offer are:
- CA 50, for bladder & colorectal cancer
- CA 19-9, for cancer of the GI tract, colorectal cancer, & pancreatic cancer
- CA 15-3, for breast cancer
When should I get tested?
The cancer blood tests are recommended by a doctor usually to monitor how well your body is responding to cancer treatment, & can also be used to watch for recurrence of the disease if you have had it in the past. In some cases, such as pancreatic cancer, the blood tests can be used to help with diagnosis.
What does the test include
The cancer tests are blood tests.