What Does Elevated Inflammatory Diseases Markers Mean?

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FAQS: Tumor Markers

As a breast cancer survivor, you may have heard of “tumor markers.” What exactly are tumor markers? How accurate are they? And why do some doctors disregard them, while others set great store by them?  

Q.  At my last appointment, my oncologist mentioned tumor markers, and I didn’t know what he was talking about. What are they?

A.  The term “tumor markers” covers a wide range of territory. Basically, a tumor marker is a substance the body produces in response to cancer. This is...

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