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Orosomucoid

A-1-Glycoprotein

Alpha-1-glycoprotein (orosomucoid) is an acute-phase protein and is therefore an indicator of inflammation (rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, etc.). The level of inflammation is however more conveniently evaluated using the level of CRP (C-Reactive Protein) or the measurement of the sedimentation rate.

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Breast cancer

Breast cancer: This is a malignant tumour made up of many cancerous cells. It should be noted that breast cancer is not the most common cause of breast pain, as patients of this disease are often asymptomatic.