Jump to content

How should we use serum tumor markers, if ever, in managing


Recommended Posts

How should we use serum tumor markers, if ever, in managing lung cancer?

January 4th, 2013 - by Dr. Jack West

http://blog.lungevity.org/2013/01/04/se ... -lc-video/

A common question that comes up in managing lung cancer is how, and perhaps even whether, we should use blood tests to make clinical decisions in the management of lung cancer? Here’s a video in which I discuss this issue of serum tumor marker testing for lung cancer, a question without a clear right answer, but perhaps some wrong ones.

What are your experiences with it? I’d underscore that if your oncologist isn’t checking for these, this isn’t a wrong answer, but do you feel that you’re missing out without it? Would you be tempted to use (and perhaps overinterpret) this information if you had it?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.