Rise In CA25.29 Marker
Have any of you ladies experienced a CA marker that has stayed in the low teens for 5+ years to suddenly jump to over 40? I’m scared to death! Onco says all other bloodwork looks good could be a fluke she will repeat in 4 weeks. I had Stage 1 Lubular Ductal low grade BC in 1 breast with no lymphs. Did mastectomy with 35 radiation treatments and told I did not need chemo 5.5 years ago. Took Tomaxifen for 5+ years. Feel fine other than scared. Thank you for any/all info you can give me. Sandy
I had lobular Breast ca about 2.5 yrs ago. After lumpectomy I was advised to have chemo and radiation. This was because my tumor was very aggressive based on the cancer test. So I did all that and had close surveillance including tumor markers. My numbers went from 15, 18, 25 up to 42. At that point which was December I expressed concern to my md. She said she thought it was nothing and offered me 3 options: do nothing; wait 4 weeks and test again; or if I was really concerned do some scans. I had the scans and had a 9 cm malignant ovarian cancer which I am in the midst of treatment
For. My advice to you: push for scans it is your body and your life. I pray it is nothing.
Who was your doctor? I believe when it raises in CA even if normal
Should be a scan… one of my doctors believes if it doubles be concern but it seems that some of doctors at Piedmont
Say don’t worry if it is in normal range. Glad y got scan
I had a lumpectomy followed by radiation and Tamoxifen 26 yrs ago and a mastectomy (same breast) 12 yrs ago followed by chemo and then 3 yrs of Aromatase (I stopped taking it because of the awful side effects). After the mastectomy my tumor marker was slightly above normal range and has continued to rise steadily. I have had two scans, both negative, and am scheduled for another on March 20. Fingers crossed!
I have metastatic breast cancer and my oncologist does the ca 27/29 every 6 weeks. Haven’t had a scan in 1 year because he does not to expose me to radiation. Tumor markers recently went from a low of 35 to last time 50. Oncologist said not to worry because the marker varies from time to time. It is also a blood test.
Today I got the results of my CT scan (see post #5 above). All clear!! Yippee!! I know the tumor marker blood test is not very reliable, but I’m beginning to think it’s pointless. A lady with breast mets (post 8 above) has a tumor marker of 50; I am clear of mets but my tumor marker was over 100. Totally illogical.