Feb 03, 2011 - 1:53 pm
My oncologist, who I have said how much I love her, does the marker test once a month, she said they are good at monitoring some people and not so good in others. in my case the markers have always been dead on that something is going on in my body. She says in some people they dont help at all. She always follows up a drastic jump with a scan. She doesnt even do them in some of her cases, I always ask about mine because mine seem to coinside with my treatment. Mine are 143 currently, but I know they go much higher. Mine have been as low as 17 and way up in the 100's. A friend of my dad's had them in the 1000's. Also from what I understand, everyone has tumor markers in their blood, even those without active cancer. When they are elevated is when something is going on. I like seeing them go down, gives me hope Ü then again when they jump I worry......