High CA 15-3, scans not showing tumors, MO wants me on Ibrance
I'm glad this new section has been created. I don't know where I fit in anymore. My CA 15-3 has been above normal for almost 2 years. It's been as high as 1386 and currently at 586. I've had multiple scans that haven't found any clear cancer. My latest scan was an abdominal MRI to evaluate an 8 mm lesion on my liver (seen on CT in Aug 2019) that was not present in Apr 2019. The results still weren't ready yesterday, so my MO asked them to read it (at 1 pm). Their response was "It's not straightforward." ??? My MO called this morning saying they didn't finish their reading until 7 pm. He actually disagrees with their findings. They think a spot in my bone needs more evaluation and my liver is ok. The bone area spot is where I've always felt pain from my sciatica that I've had before cancer, and it’s been scanned multiple times. I don't have pain if I'm careful. My MO wants me to start on Ibrance and Xgeva (need insurance authorization first).
Am I Stage IV? Does it make sense to add these new meds? Has anyone seen anything like this? All these scans and tests have been overwhelming.