Apr 06, 2011 - 12:07 pm
I see my oncologist next week.I always get a blood test.It isn't to check for markers but a routine test I am told.Do any of you know if estrogen levels are detected/looked for in those routine blood tests. I asked my doctor the last time I saw her IF she was checking for return of cancer.She said NO I don't need that test.Non invasive Stage 0 DCIS.1/2 cm tumor. BUT I am interested in knowing if my estrogen levels are down with taking tamoxifin.AND if the routine blood test tells that.
I guess our estrogen level is found out after surgery by testing the cancerous tumor etc but wanted to know if they keep up on the levels afterward or just feel the tamoxfin is doing its job.
I started thinking about this when some of you said your levels were HIGH.I then wondered "are we monitered as time goes on with treatment and doc appts".