Thread: tumor markers
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Old 07-21-2015, 04:03 PM   #2
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Re: tumor markers

I had my tumor markers tested when I was originally diagnosed in Aug 2013. My CA 27.29 was 38.8 normal should have under 38.6. So even though I had extensive cancer in my breast and nodes, I was only slightly higher than normal. I also had CEAB test which was 1.1. Normal should have been under 2.5 so I was within the normal range.

My onc hasn't tested my tumor markers since my original diagnosis. They don't seem very reliable in my case.
8/2013 Diagnosed IDC Left Breast ER-/PR-/HER2+ Stage 3C, DCIS ER+/PR+/HER2- Right Breast (54 yr)
8/2013 PET/CT scan shows mass in uterues and suprclavicular nodes
8/20/13 Begin 6 rounds TCH chemo, Perjeta added for rounds 4-6
9/2013 After 1st round of chemo, mass in neck and breast no longer able to feel
11/2013 Hysterectomy, mass from PET/CT scan not cancer (adenomylosis)
12/2013 Finished chemo
1/2014 Double mastectomy with chest expanders
1/2014 Pathology report from surgery and SNB show complete pathological response!
3/2014 Finish IMRT radiation
8/2014 Fat transfer to radiated breast
8/2014 Completed 1 yr of Herceptin
10/2014 exchange surgery expanders removed implants placed
6/2015 3D nipple and areola tattoos
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