Jan 19, 2017 01:47PM dblomom wrote:
I just logged on to this site for this specific reason! I am trying to educate myself on the estrogen levels that are "normal" after chemo in pre-menopausal women. Although....I doubt there is a "normal" ;-)
Here is why I am wanting to learn more~after a slow and steady climb since August, 2015 in my estradiol level post chemo (Aug 2015 <5pg/mL, Feb 2016-25pg/mL, May 2016-90pg/mL, Sept 2016 335pg/mL), I learned yesterday that the bottom has fallen out. Coincidentally, I told my Oncologist yesterday before she had the results that I felt the best I have mentally/emotionally (my poor husband!) in a very long time. At my last check in September, 2016, it had climbed up to 335 pg/mL but yesterday, it is back down to <5 pg/mL, which was what it was right after I finished chemo.
I am not sure why I am hung up on these #'s, especially given the fact that I feel so much better hormonally. Given that my bc was hormone positive (both estrogen and progesterone), I tend to get a little hung up on that Mother Nature has in store. I should maybe also mention that I have not had a period in 22 months (the only GOOD thing to come out of all of this!), was pre-menopausal at dx and am on Tamoxifen. How about you, have you had yours tested? So glad you inquired about this topic, I hope to learn more.