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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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.

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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.

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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...

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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

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My son has a big head. 50% and is small for height and weight 3% he eats like crazy but isn't growing. He is 29 months old, weighs 27 lbs.

My son has a big head. 50% and is small for height and weight 3% he eats like crazy but isn't growing. He is 29 months old, weighs 27 lbs.

Confusing info: His weight (27 lbs) is at 25th percentile. If his height is at 3rd percentile and head circumference at 50 th, his head is not big at all! Consult his pediatrician for further clarification.

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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.

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I'm 44 yrs old down to 27-29 % kidney function, what's the most important thing for me to do now?

I'm 44 yrs old down to 27-29 % kidney function, what's the most important thing for me to do now?

High creatinine: You need to see a nephrologist (n) and have a 24 hour urine for creatinine clearance and protein done. This will give you an acutal measure of your kidney function. If you have proteinuria (p), you will need to be started on either an ace-i or an arb to reduce your BP and p. You should also have a renal ultrasound done. You may need another agent to control your bp. See a n for more answers.

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I had my periods last month (april 19) and finished on april 27.but today is may 29. till nw my periods have not started.

I had my periods last month (april 19) and finished on april 27.but today is may 29. till nw my periods have not started.

Delayed period: Take a pregancy test. If negative try again a week later if you do not see your period. If it comes out negative then you missed your period because you did not ovulate from various reasons usually stress causes that. It is not unusual for women to miss period once in a while. If this happens again see your gyn.

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In 2015 :Feb 7, March 11, April 21, May 23, July 4, August 12, Sept 9, Oct 22 Nov 27, Dec 29. In 2016: February 4. Is this considered regular periods?

In 2015 :Feb 7, March 11, April 21, May 23, July 4, August 12, Sept 9, Oct 22 Nov 27, Dec 29. In 2016: February 4. Is this considered regular periods?

I think so...: Only once during the time you reported did your period come exactly 28 days later (in September), but on the other hand you had a period nearly every month ranging from 1 day late to 15 days late. So they are regular, but not perfectly so. I believe it is accepted that a cycle length varying between 2 and 20 days can be considered regular. But you certainly can't predict ovulation from them!