Sep 16, 2012 - 8:58 pm
Hi all. I've read numerous posts on here in the last couple days but haven't been able to find any info/discussions about the blood test HE-4. Some background, I'm 45 yrs old, have Crohn's disease x 30yrs and was dx'd with both squamous cell skin cancer and fibromyalgia both in the same week about 5 months ago. I was referred to a GI doc for f/u care for the Crohn's in April. At that time she ordered a ct scan of the abdomen/pelvic area.....aside from the crohns nothing else showed up. However, in August she ordered a repeat ct scan and this time showed a 3 cm cyst on my left ovary. Additionally, I'm going through menopause right now for about the past year. So, because of the cyst, I went to the gyn who ordered a transvaginal ultrasound. The cyst was then determined to be mildly complex and as such the doctor thought it would be best to order a CA-125 and, what he termed as a more specific cancer marker for ovarian cancer, an HE-4. The CA-125 came back within normal limits but the HE4 came back a little high outside of normal limits. Have any of you had this test?
Again, thank you for reading and any info/suggestions are sincerely appreciated.