Aim: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the levels of carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) and lipid profile [total cholesterol (TC), serum triglycerides (TG), high-density lipoprotein (HDL), low-density lipoprotein (LDL), and very-low-density lipoprotein (VLDL)] in patients with breast cancer and compared them with healthy individuals as a control group.
Materials and methods: In the present study, 100 women included 50 breast cancer patients with age >18 years and 50 controls with similar age range were assessed for CEA and lipid profile.
Result: The present study has demonstrated that the levels of CEA, TC, LDL, VLDL, and TG were significantly higher and the levels of HDL were lower in patients with breast cancer.
Conclusion: The study concluded that CEA levels were higher in the case group and it is one of the most commonly expressed biological markers in breast cancer patients and when lipid profile was compared between breast cancer patients and the control group, then, TC, LDL, VLDL, and TG were significantly higher and the levels of HDL were lower in patients with breast cancer.
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