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Table 3 The relationship between serum CA125 levels in recurrences and finding lesions by imaging examinations

From: The significance of the change pattern of serum CA125 level for judging prognosis and diagnosing recurrences of epithelial ovarian cancer

Serum CA125 levels after treatment (U/ml) Imaging (CT, MRI) diagnosis
Positive (case %) Negative (case %) P
≥100a, b 21 (52.5 %) 2 (18.2 %) 0.397a
35–100a, c 14 (35.0 %) 3 (27.3 %) 0.003b
≤35b, c 5 (12.5 %) 6 (54.5 %) 0.041c
Total 40 11  
  1. a: Comparison between patients with CA125 ≥ 100 U/ml and patients with CA125 35–100 U/ml
  2. b: Comparison between patients with CA125 ≥ 100 U/ml and patients with CA125 ≤ 35 U/ml
  3. c: Comparison between patients with CA125 35–100 U/ml and patients with CA125 ≤ 35 U/ml