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Re: Blood markers


Hi VicJ


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Blood markers

Hi everyone 

Looking for someone with experience in blood markers please. It’s 6 years since bc and mastectomy, followed by prophylactic mastectomy a year later. All was well (and I was remotely sane) but this week I went to see my onco because I have a pain in my arm that comes and goes. She didn’t think it was an issue as pain wasn’t consistent but decided to run some blood tests (I think to calm me down). Unfortunately the CA 15-3 marker cam back high. She said normal levels are <32 but mine was 38 (having been tested at 15 in 2015). I am now being sent for CT scan. While I know Google is NOT our friend, I checked and some onco’s don’t even test for blood markers as they claim they are not accurate while other sites say it’s a sign of mets. Would appreciate to hear from anyone with any wisdom on this topic, good or bad. The not knowing is driving me insane (I so thought I was past all this) and I have another 10 days at least to fret. Thank you xx