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Oct 28, 2016 11:20AM
Oct 28, 2016 11:30AM
I usually get my CA125 drawn at the GYN at my yearly visit, and have a transvaginal ultrasound of my ovaries at the same time. I had this done early during my second pregnancy (less than a month along) and it came back elevated. It really threw me for a loop, and my anxiety went through the roof.
I went to see my Oncologist (he monitored me closely during both of my pregnancies, both post BC) and he was upset that the OB had even done this test during pregnancy. He said that pregnancy throws several of the tumor marker tests off. The CA27-29 marker is also one of those that is often elevated as a result of pregnancy.
When I had my tumor markers drawn after my baby was born, they were back in "normal" range.
My post BC babies are now 13 And 8. I was 27 at Dx and I'm now 17 years out from my Dx and still cancer free.
Congratulations on your pregnancy. Babies are a blessing, especially after a cancer journey.
P.S. I stopped Tamoxifen after 2 years to have my first baby. I didn't go back on it until August of this year after a ADH diagnosis
First Dx at 27 years old in 1999, 2nd Dx 2018, 3rd Dx 2019... Current Oncotype: 26
12/7/1999, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 0/15 nodes, ER+/PR+
12/22/1999 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary
1/31/2000 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
2/1/2000 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
8/24/2016 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
9/5/2018 Lumpectomy: Left
9/7/2018, DCIS, Left, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 1
5/31/2019, IDC, Left, 3cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC)
8/5/2019 Lymph node removal: Left; Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): Latissimus dorsi flap, Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement
9/4/2019 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel)
12/2/2019 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone), Zoladex (goserelin)
3/24/2020 Femara (letrozole), Zoladex (goserelin)
7/16/2020 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant