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Forum: Profiles In Courage 04-09-2016, 10:58 AM
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Posted By Colleen
Re: tumor markers

My onc says tumor marker blood tests of any kind are not a perfect indicator of cancer being present. I get the ca 27/29 every 9 weeks and scans every 6 months now. A good question to ask when I see...
Forum: Profiles In Courage 04-09-2016, 06:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 17,647
Posted By Colleen
Re: tumor markers

My 27/29 tumor marker test was around 124 at dx, dropped to 54 at the end of my 6 cycles with THP, still on herceptin and perjeta and it hovers in the teens to low 20s. Stage IV at dx but have been...
Forum: Profiles In Courage 11-08-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 17,647
Posted By Colleen
Re: tumor markers

There was a second biopsy done after the six cycles of chemo along with all the other tests.
Forum: Profiles In Courage 11-08-2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 17,647
Posted By Colleen
Re: tumor markers

The only tissue collected was from my breast. My oncologist and surgeon relied on PET/CT scans, MRI, and another biopsy after the six cycles with taxotere were completed. We continue with PET/CT...
Forum: Profiles In Courage 07-22-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 17,647
Posted By Colleen
Re: tumor markers

There is a Ki-67: 20% (intermediate) not sure what that test truly indicates.
Forum: Profiles In Courage 07-22-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 17,647
Posted By Colleen
Re: tumor markers

After reviewing my pathology report I do not see any CEA or other tumor type test outside of estrogen, progestin and HER2. Tumor markers were done with following blood work after biopsy. Sometimes I...
Forum: Profiles In Courage 07-21-2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 17,647
Posted By Colleen
tumor markers

As a stage 4 HER2+ patient I regularly have my tumor marker test done. My marker is within range but has never gone to single digits, I am in the teens and 20s on the CA27.29. I had a complete...
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