Thank you Lynn and Stressy Messy, that has put my mind at ease and I know another Valentine who will also be relieved by this information.
nursemakeyouwell, I didn't find out about the VI until half way through chemo. Some hospitals don't even mention It.
Hi, normal tumour maker levels vary for each person. They usually test them before treatment and use that as a baseline for future tests. The "average" normal for CA15-3 is 0-36 and CEA is below 5.5 (so I've been told, hope someone will correct me if I'm wrong 🙂 ) But everyone is different and higher levels doesn't mean that there are mets, there are quite a few other benign conditions that can cause levels to be high.
I had extensive vascular invasion and a node with macro met and it scared the life out of me when first diagnosed but that was over 6 years ago now and I'm doing fine. All the best xx
I had vascular invasion, and while undergoing chemo my blood tests were looking for tumour markers CEA and CA153. But 10 months after chemo has finished, my oncologist still wants me to have blood tests and is still including the tumour marker tests. One of the results came back as CEA 3, and CA153 16. Does anyone know what these results mean, and should I worry about a recurrence?
Thank you in adviance.