What Are Tumor Markers? - Definition & Functions


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PSA is mainly used to detect _____.

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1. AFP is mainly used to detect _____.

2. What is different about how CEA results can be used versus other tumor marker tests?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combination will help you assess your understanding of the role of tumor markers in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. You will be asked to define PSA, AFP, and CEA and identify which type of cancer they may indicate.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test your knowledge about tumor markers, including:

  • Defining PSA
  • Identifying what PSA detects
  • Identifying what AFP detects
  • Identifying what CEA detects
  • Defining hepatocellular carcinoma

Skills Practiced

This assessment will help you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the types and functions of tumor markers
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about cancer in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define PSA, AFP, CEA, and hepatocellular carcinoma
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding tumor markers

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