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I did a ca 15-3 test and the result is 45 u/ml. Did the same test in 2007 and result was 33 u/ml. Why?

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In brief: Need work up

Tumor marker 15-3 is used to monitor ( normal 30 u )progression of breast cancer.
Some time for screening in which only 30% positive , if it is done on you for that , need work up, beside mammogram may need MRI of breast, possible biopsy of suspicious lesions .High levels are also found benign conditions , inflammation, lactation, pregnancy etc see your doctor.

In brief: Need work up

Tumor marker 15-3 is used to monitor ( normal 30 u )progression of breast cancer.
Some time for screening in which only 30% positive , if it is done on you for that , need work up, beside mammogram may need MRI of breast, possible biopsy of suspicious lesions .High levels are also found benign conditions , inflammation, lactation, pregnancy etc see your doctor.
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