Tumour Marker Blood Tests?

Just wondering if anyone has had tumour marker blood tests after treatment finished?  My only reason for asking is that when my husband had cancer years back he had regular blood tests after treatment ended to check the tumour levels.  I haven’t had this offered and just wondered if this is something that is not normally offered for breast cancer?  My last chemo was Jan followed by rads and not seeing oncologist again until June.


Thanks in advance!




Hi Mysterymouse,

I work in labs, and to my knowledge, there are no tumour markers available for BC as yet. Tumour markers are specific proteins which rise and fall as cancer cells develop/die, and so are used by health care professionals to track the progress of treatment for a number of different cancers. Unfortunately, no one has found a protein specific to BC, so no tumour markers for us! Take care. Ann x

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