Pathology Quiz #22: Tumor Markers

1. A 60-year-old man with a history of smoking presents to his physician complaining of blood in his urine for the past two weeks. He denies any pain while urinating. A cystoscopy reveals a mass in the bladder, and a biopsy confirms transitional cell carcinoma. Which of the following tumor markers is most likely to be elevated in this patient? 

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2. A 35-year-old woman presents to her gynecologist with abdominal bloating and early satiety. Ultrasound reveals a complex mass on her left ovary. The physician decides to order a tumor marker test to assist in the diagnosis. Which of the following tumor markers is most appropriate to evaluate for this patient's condition? 

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3. A 25-year-old man presents with a painless enlargement of his left testicle. Ultrasound of the scrotum confirms a solid mass within the left testicle. Serum tumor markers are ordered as part of the workup. Which of the following tumor markers is most likely to be elevated in germ cell tumors of the testis? 

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4. A 55-year-old man with a history of chronic hepatitis B infection presents with weight loss and abdominal discomfort. Imaging studies reveal a mass in the liver, and biopsy confirms hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Which of the following tumor markers is most commonly elevated in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma? 

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