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Should I be concerned that my CA19-9 is elevated to
Should I be concerned that my CA19-9 is elevated to 186....elevation started two weeks ago and it has steadily increased since then.I have NASH disease. Meld scores have been from 12-15 for the past t… read more
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I am five years from my initial diagnosis, with chemo,
I am five years from my initial diagnosis, with chemo, radiation, and double mastectomy and salpingo-oopherectomy behind me. I am writing because my CA-15 increased in the last six months, and I want … read more
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Dr., I'm still worried about my tumor markers and the
Dr. David, I'm still worried about my tumor markers and the pattern they took when they fell a little. They were 60 after surgery( but before any chemo). But I understand this can be because the ca 15… read more
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Dr., I know you don't believe in tumor markers. But, I've
Dr. David, I know you don't believe in tumor markers. But, I've been reading about the ca 15 3 marker, and it sounds like in every single study it is a TERRIBLE prognostic indicator. Whatever it was w… read more
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I feel like there is no hope. I saw the doctor today, hoping
I feel like there is no hope. I saw the doctor today, hoping to get a little boost about the tumor markers. He would only say that normal women get raised markers. He said the article about the neupog… read more
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Dr., I really want to believe this study, because it could
Dr. David, I really want to believe this study, because it could explain my tumor markers. There aren't that many people in it, so I am afraid you will say it is bad. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubme… read more
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If you have a small metastasis somewhere (small enough that
If you have a small metastasis somewhere (small enough that pet scans don't show it)--or maybe in the lymph nodes, can ai's make it go dormant, or do they only work on single cells?… read more
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I'm just noticing on my pelvic mri that it says "free trace
I'm just noticing on my pelvic mri that it says "free trace fluid identified in pelvis". Is this bad? My left ovary has a 2cmx1cmx1.4 cm hemorrhagic cyst or endometrioma. My gynecologist isn't worried… read more
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I've read more about tumor markers. And they sound like they
I've read more about tumor markers. And they sound like they stay at around 45 (that's where mine is--31 is normal) for about 8 months before a metastatic cancer can be detected. I have no idea of any… read more
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Is it true that your tumor markers (ca 15-3) can be raised
Is it true that your tumor markers (ca 15-3) can be raised due to chemo. Mine started at 63 (which I know is high) and have only gone down to 45--which is still high. They aren't dropping anymore. But… read more
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CA 15 3 is 68; CA 27 29 is 37; all CT and MRI scans are
CA 15 3 is 68; CA 27 29 is 37; all CT and MRI scans are clean what do you think the elevated CA 15 3 represents?… read more
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Found ovarian cyst by accident on 2 different unrelated MRI
found ovarian cyst by accident on 2 different unrelated MRI (lower lumbar for back issue and surgery) first one was in November 2012 second on july 25 2013. report stated 3.5 cm complex in nature poss… read more
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I had a right breast lumpectomy followed by radiation. I had
I had a right breast lumpectomy followed by radiation. I had DCIS. My Ca 27 29 was 29. The DCIS returned 18 months later. I had a bilateral mastectomy. My Ca 27 29 has steadily increased in the last 6… read more
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I have done a Blood Test, for Early Breast Cancer Detection
Hi Doctor I have done a Blood Test , for Early Breast Cancer Detection and I got my Results as follows : ____________________________________________________ Microbiology Laboratory Results - 1. DNA P… read more
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I just received my results back on CA 125 and CA 15-3 tests.
I just received my results back on CA 125 and CA 15-3 tests. CA 125 is 61.6 (normal range 0-34) and CA 15-3 is 26.9 (normal range 0-25.0) Does this mean I have cancer? I don't know where to go from he… read more
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I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and I was operated for a
Hi! I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and I was operated for a total hysterectomy, salpingo-oophorectomy and also had my omentum and lymph nodes removed on April 12 2011. I had my 1st chemotherapy o… read more
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Breast cancer stage 2a. node negative.my ca15.3 went from
breast cancer stage 2a. node negative.my ca15.3 went from 5.1 to 6.6 to 7.9 in 4 months. upper limit is 32 u/ml. during that time had TCH(im her2) and neupogen for a total of 25 shots. last reading wa… read more
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I have a question regarding tumor markers. I just finished
I have a question regarding tumor markers. I just finished chemo TCH(doctaxel, carboplatin and herceptin) stage 2a, node negative, bilat-mastectomy. All scans PET negative 6 months ago, brain MRI nega… read more
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