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Forum: Stage I Breast Cancer — Meet other members with a Stage I breast cancer diagnosis to share information and support.

Posted on: Jun 17, 2021 02:56PM

minarchist wrote:

hi, im sitting here nervously waiting for my dr to call me back so i thought id post about my worry. i dont think its actually a big deal, my TM is still in th enormal range but its been goign down steadily since my surgery and popped up from 30-38 this time (reference range upper limit 38.6). i cant find any info on normal fluctuations, any knowledge woudl be immensely helpful thanks!

Dx 10/24/2019, IDC, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 12/3/2019 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 1/26/2020 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 3/7/2020 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Dx DCIS, Right, 4cm, Stage 0, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+
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Jun 17, 2021 03:01PM - edited Jun 17, 2021 03:01PM by Olma61

You can have small fluctuations due to many factors that are not cancer - Inflammation, low grade infection, cigarette smoke, etc. Whe the numbers are within or even slightly above normal range, it is not concerning.

10/30/2017 Xgeva for bone mets 5/31/2018 Taxol finished! "If one just keeps on walking, everything will be all right” - Kierkegaard Dx 8/3/2017, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (IHC) Targeted Therapy 10/28/2017 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Targeted Therapy 10/28/2017 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 10/30/2017 Taxol (paclitaxel) Hormonal Therapy 5/14/2018 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 5/30/2019 External: Bone
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Jun 17, 2021 03:03PM minarchist wrote:

thank you, i feel stupid for being so alarmed lol i hope my DR says the same thing

Dx 10/24/2019, IDC, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 12/3/2019 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 1/26/2020 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 3/7/2020 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Dx DCIS, Right, 4cm, Stage 0, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+
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Jun 17, 2021 03:27PM - edited Jun 17, 2021 03:27PM by Olma61

it's normal to worry about all this stuff, you're not stupid at all! I'll bet money the doctor won't be concerned - they usually say it's no big deal until the numbers are in the three digits 😉 Small rises can also be due to dead cancer cells making their way out of the body - that's a pleasant way to look at it, right?

Take care and best of luck!

10/30/2017 Xgeva for bone mets 5/31/2018 Taxol finished! "If one just keeps on walking, everything will be all right” - Kierkegaard Dx 8/3/2017, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (IHC) Targeted Therapy 10/28/2017 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Targeted Therapy 10/28/2017 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 10/30/2017 Taxol (paclitaxel) Hormonal Therapy 5/14/2018 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 5/30/2019 External: Bone
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Jun 17, 2021 03:49PM minarchist wrote:

Small rises can also be due to dead cancer cells making their way out of the body - that's a pleasant way to look at it, right?

i like it! thanks you too

Dx 10/24/2019, IDC, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 12/3/2019 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 1/26/2020 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 3/7/2020 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Dx DCIS, Right, 4cm, Stage 0, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+

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