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Neoplasia

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Use of tumor marker are: (AIIMS Nov 2014)



A Screening of a cancer

B Follow up of a cancer patient, specially for detecting recurrence

C Confirmation of a diagnosed cancer

D For monitoring the treatment of a cancer

Ans. A B, and D. i.e. Screening of a cancer; Follow up of a cancer patient, esp for knowing about recurrence; and For monitoring the treatment of a cancer

Applications of tumor markers:

a. Detection : Screening in asymptomatic persons.

b. Diagnosis : Differentiating malignant from benign conditions.

c. Monitoring : Predicting effect of therapy and detecting recurrent cancer.

d. Classification : Choosing therapy and predicting tumor behavior (prognosis).

e. Staging : Defining extent of disease.

f. Localization : Nuclear scanning of injected radioactive antibodies.

g. Therapy : Cytotoxic agents directed to marker-containing cells.

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