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Can you give me normal values for a ca 27.29 test?

Can you give me normal values for a ca 27.29 test?

Up to 38-40 but...: ...Please do not take it out of context. It can go up due to other reasons and can be normal even in the presence of active cancer. It is just another tool that helps us manage cancer, not the ultimate truth. Do not let a number rule your life. ...Read more

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Can you give me info about a ca 27.29 test result?

Can you give me info about a ca 27.29 test result?

Depends on value: Ca27-29 is a marker used to follow the course of treatment in patients with advanced breast cancer. However, cancers of the colon, stomach, kidney, lung, ovary, pancreas, uterus, and liver may also raise ca 27-29 levels. Other conditions, including pregnancy, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, benign breast disease, kidney disease, and liver disease can also give elevations. ...Read more

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What is a ca 27.29 test result?

What is a  ca 27.29 test result?

Depends on value: Ca27-29 is a marker used to follow the course of treatment in patients with advanced breast cancer. However, cancers of the colon, stomach, kidney, lung, ovary, pancreas, uterus, and liver may also raise ca 27-29 levels. Other conditions, including pregnancy, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, benign breast disease, kidney disease, and liver disease can also give elevations. ...Read more

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Last blood work showed tumor marker ca 27.29 with # 46.3. It was #28.9 in oct , 22.6 in aug.Surgery in dec. Dr doing recheck in 2 wks. Should i worry?

Last blood work showed tumor marker ca 27.29 with # 46.3. It was #28.9 in oct , 22.6 in aug.Surgery in dec. Dr doing recheck in 2 wks. Should i worry?

Wait for report: You have to be concerned , 27.29 will be positive not just for breast(ovary , colon , liver)normal range 38-40 you are not way off also elevated in several benign diseases. Yes it is monitoring tool , relapse , recurrence takes 1-3 months to fall, best person to answer is your highly trained oncologist, wait till treatments are completed , as response will be great from current chemotherapy. ...Read more

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Can surgery cause a rise in a ca 27-29 tumor marker two months after reconstructive diep flap surgery?

Can surgery cause a rise in a ca 27-29 tumor marker two months after reconstructive diep flap surgery?

No: This is a tumor marker...So like all tumor markers, its value is variable. So we use it, yet not rely on any single reading because the test results fluctuate. Because of this, many doctors do not use this test. Those who use it, are cautious not to take any one value on its face value and end up repeating it 2-3 different times. So i would ask your doctor to recheck it once or twice over 3-4 mos. ...Read more

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If tumor markers are consistently rising does it mean tamoxifen isn't working? My ca27-29 went from the 20's to 48 to 52 and now 66 since october.

If tumor markers are consistently rising does it mean tamoxifen isn't working?  My ca27-29 went from the 20's to 48 to 52 and now 66 since october.

Setting?: Are you taking it after curative surgery (adjuvant) or to control metastatic disease? Markers can be confusing. I have to say the progressive elevation of your 27.29 is suspicious but i'm taking it out of the context of your clinical situation. I'm sure your oncologist will gladly sit down with you and explain its meaning and what he/she has in mind for next. ...Read more

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Tumor marker ca27-29 went up again from 48 to 52 to 66 since oct. Two areas biopsied came back benign. Last CT last month. Could it still be cancer?

Tumor marker ca27-29 went up again from 48 to 52 to 66 since oct.  Two areas biopsied came back benign.  Last CT last month. Could it still be cancer?

I'm sorry, yes: When you were first diagnosed, if this tumor marker (ca27-29) was elevated, then it's rise likely means breast cancer somewhere. Other things can make it go up. But your doctor is probably checking to see if your cancer is back. Since your tumor is er positive, bone is a common place for it to come back without symptoms. Ask your doctor to explain what the rising ca27-29 means for you! best... ...Read more

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How long does it take to know if Eribulin is working? Just started third Cycle. TM 27-29 at 2,400 now were at about 2,800. Had 5 so far.

How long does it take to know if Eribulin is working? Just started third Cycle.  TM 27-29 at 2,400 now were at about 2,800.  Had 5 so far.

D/w your oncologist: what do you mean by 5? did you mean that you get 5 doses or 5 cycles? Certainly I would like and I would hope to see that the tumor marker would go down after an effective treatment. However I would not rely solely on the tumor marker to make decision whether one fails therapy or not. I would repeat imaging study after a few cycles to see respond to therapy . You should discuss this with your MD ...Read more

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My cycles always been 28daycycles. But lately they've been later and later each month. (26,27,29,30) This beganed 4months ago. What could be wrong?

My cycles always been 28daycycles. But lately they've been later and later each month. (26,27,29,30) This beganed 4months ago. What could be wrong?

Probably nothing: This much variation is completely normal and it is too early to conclude that there is any trend or change. Your average cycle is still 28 days. While there are a few women who can set their watch by their cycles, most cannot, and there is nothing wrong with that. ...Read more