reasons for ca15-3 rise - blood transfusion?

Hi, I am new here - have secondary’s in my lungs and taking capecitabine (Xeloda) for 6 cycles now with good results. But my last ca 15-3 rose from 164 to 200 after consistently going down. I had a blood transfusion about 2 weeks before the test and am wondering if this could be influencing it as I know inflammation can make it rise. Does anyone have any experience with this or any information as to wether there is a connection?

Hi Jaynie,

Sorry that you haven’t had any replies as yet to your question, perhaps a call to our helpline may help? The staff are just a free phone call away, 0808 800 6000 lines open Mon-Fri 9-5 and Sat 10-2.

Hope this helps.

Take care,

Jo, Facilitator

Posted on behalf of new user Musfiq - Jo, Facilitator

Hi, recently my mother has suffered the same problem.our onc advised us to discontinue Xeloda. what about you, are you atill continuing xeloda