CA27.29 has risen12 points in 6 months from 41 to 53 - NervousNellie

Oh No Associated with Triple-Negative Breast Cancer, Ductal. Posted on May 10, 2019 View this journey (6 Experiences)

I am worried that now after almost 5 years cancer free with no symptoms and perfect routine blood work that the CA27.29 rise may indicate a recurrence. Confused about the reliability of the test versus the anxiety it creates.

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    Gabba

    Many reputable cancer centers do not use CA27-29 cancer markers due to their unreliability.
    Please consult with your oncologist regarding its use and significance for you.
    Take a deep breath. Good luck!

    4 months ago
  • NervousNellie's Avatar
    NervousNellie

    My Onc doctor retook all 3 Tumor marker tests and they were not indicative of further testing. The angst it causes, in my opinion, outweighs the potential benefit of early Dx in the absence of other physical or chemical indicators of recurrence. I may ask the doc to not do these in the future.

    3 months ago

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