Sunday, April 12, 2009

Tumor Markers!

Hello,
A quick message - I need to get to bed. I'm tired after an active week-end in Seaside with my son.

I found out on Friday morning that my tumor markers are as follows:

CA15-3 - 19.6
CEA - 1.6

So, continued good news, huh?

Here's the history:

Sept 2007 - 23 U/mL
Jan 2008 - 31 U/mL
Mar 2008 - 36 U/mL
June 2008 - 23 U/mL (started radiation that month)
Aug 2008 - 18 U/mL (week of August 4th)
Sept 2008 - 14.5 U/mL YAAAAAAY!!!
Oct 1 2008 - 19.6 U/mL
Oct 31 2008 - 15.3 U/mL
Nov 28 2008 - 19.5 U/mL
Dec 30 2008 - 16.0 U/mL
Jan 22 2009 - 15.4 U/mL
Mar 2 2009 - 17.8 U/mL
Apr 8 2009 - 19.6 U/mL

Remember that anything below 33 is considered normal.

Here's the history for the CEA:

1/2008 - 1.2 ng/mL
3/2008 - 0.9 ng/mL
6/2008 - 1.0 ng/mL
8/2008 - 1.1 ng/mL (need to double check this number, but it was in that 0.9 to 1.2 range)
9/2008 - 0.5 ng/mL
10/2008 - 0.9 ng/mL
10/31/2008 - 1.2 ng/mL
11/28/2008 - 1.2 ng/mL
12/30/2008 - 1.1 ng/mL
3/2/2009 - 1.4 ng/mL
4/8/2009 - 1.6 ng/mL

For the CEA, anything below 3.8 is considered normal!

Yippee skippy!

I still haven't heard from my doctor's office about the CT scan. Considering that it was last Tuesday and Dr. K didn't call me right away, even after I called on Thursday, probably means that all is well. Have a great Monday!

3 comments:

Christine Lynds said...

Hi Dee: I found your blog through Laurie Kingston's blog. I also blog about my life with metastatic cancer. I'm at http://chris-theedgeoflight.blogspot.com/. Thanks for sharing your story. It's interesting to read about how others in similiar situations cope with day-to-day life with cancer. - Chris

Carver said...

That's great news about your tumor markers continuing to looks so good. I hope you hear good news soon about the scan.

Dee said...

Hi Chris,
Thank you for visiting - I saw your blog and, like you, I find it interesting to see how others are coping with daily life with cancer. I'll try to keep up with how you're doing.

Howdy Carver!! Yes, it is good news. I'm still waiting to hear about the CT scan. My doc's secretary said that if he hadn't called me by now, it's probably not urgent, which is a good thing. Loved your azaleas, by the way!