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TUMOR MARKERS IN HEMODIALYZED PATIENTS
The issue of serum concentrations of tumor markers in hemodialyzed patients is a widely discussed one due to the fact that these patients are usually at high risk of developing concurrent malignancies on one hand and due to the fact that half-time of these markers is strongly influenced by an impaired renal function. This is a literature review focusing on the role of determination of tumor markers such as CA 125, CA 15-3, AFP in hemodialyzed patients.
Keywords: dialysis, CA 125, CA 15-3, AFP