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Introduction: Beta-hCG

Description of Beta-hCG

Beta-hCG: beta-human chorionic gonadotropin. A hormone normally found in the blood and urine during pregnancy. It may also be produced by some tumor cells. An increased level of beta-hCG may be a sign of cancer of the testis, uterus, ovary, liver, stomach, pancreas, or lung. beta-hCG may also be produced in response to certain conditions that are not cancer. beta-hCG is being studied in the treatment of Kaposi’s sarcoma.
Source: National Institute of Health

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