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Forum: Older Than 60 Years Old With Breast Cancer —

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Posted on: Feb 6, 2019 03:34PM

hobnred wrote:

My CA27-29 just went up to 44.7.onco wants a CT scan of my abdomen and stomach. Scared to death. Does anyone know if this is a number that should worry me?

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Dec 6, 2019 07:56PM gail1234 wrote:

47 is still a low number. a c scan will help to determine if the cancer is growing. You really need more information to see the whole picture. Hope this helps.


Dx 3/7/2007, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IB, metastasized to bone/liver/lungs, ER+/PR- Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole), Aromasin (exemestane), Faslodex (fulvestrant), Femara (letrozole), Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery Lumpectomy: Left
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Dec 6, 2019 08:14PM AliceBastable wrote:

I have CT scans (chest, abdomen and pelvis) two or three times a year because of a different cancer. Think of it as preventive maintenance.

Endometrial cancer 2010, basal cell multiples, breast cancer 2018, kidney cancer 2018. Boring. Dx 5/2018, ILC/IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 1/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 7/11/2018 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Surgery 8/8/2018 Radiation Therapy 10/29/2018 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
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Dec 6, 2019 09:26PM - edited Dec 6, 2019 09:26PM by KBL

My CA27-29 started out in May at 491 and has come down to 389. I do think we're all different in what number constitutes progression. Had a CT in October and was stable.

Dx 5/1/2019, ILC, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/other, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Hormonal Therapy 6/24/2019 Femara (letrozole) Targeted Therapy 6/24/2019 Ibrance (palbociclib)
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Dec 6, 2019 09:37PM MinusTwo wrote:

Tumor markers provide a screenshot. They are an indication and usually considered when there is consistent movement over several tests in a row. As the others has said, numbers are personal. I am always between 30 & 40 and all the extensive tests show I'm NED.

2/15/11 BMX-DCIS 2SNB clear-TEs; 9/15/11-410gummies; 3/20/13 recurrance-5.5cm,mets to lymphs, Stage IIIB IDC ER/PRneg,HER2+; TCH/Perjeta/Neulasta x6; ALND 9/24/13 1/18 nodes 4.5cm; AC chemo 10/30/13 x3; herceptin again; Rads Feb2014
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Dec 7, 2019 07:37AM Flnana2 wrote:

I was diagnosed with stage 2 BC in June and my Ca 27:29 was 15. That was the only time my MO has run the test. Not sure I give much credence to those numbers. I‘ve finished TCPH and am on H &P now with a BMX scheduled for Tuesday. I also have cysts on my ovaries and my Gynecologic oncologist just had me do a CA 125. Not sure how I will feel when I get those results since the BC tumor marker was so wrong.

Dx 6/19/2019, ILC, Left, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (FISH) Chemotherapy 7/24/2019 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 12/10/2019 Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Targeted Therapy Herceptin (trastuzumab) Targeted Therapy Perjeta (pertuzumab)

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