LemonDrizzle - I have my tumour markers done, but they aren't a good indication for me as I had rapid progression in my lungs and all my markers were normal and have never been anything but normal for a year so far.
I wanted to ask for your experience of tumour markers results. I have been getting them every three weeks since I was first put on treatment, and thankfully they have been dropping (from a very high start point) every time until recently when they seem to be staying put, going up and down slightly but hovering in the high 70's/early 80's. Is this it? Have I plateaued and the only way now is up?
At what point can I be fairly confident that the disease has stabilised and therefore, whilst still present in metastatic sites at diagnosis, is not actually spreading anywhere else? I hate to think it is on the move...
I know we are not supposed to look at these results in isolation (and should think about how well we feel and CT scans too) but being a quantitative researcher, I am very fond of numbers and trends, and cant help hanging on these numbers every 3 weeks. Experience of these for your situations would be very helpful!!
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