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Tumor Markers finally went down!

MrsBob's picture
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Joined: May 2013

In April I was diagnosed with breast cancer nodule in my lung (third round with breast cancer). My tumor markers were 57. Then they climbed to 65 while on Xeloda. When my Onc took me off Xeloda and prescribed Arimidex I was at 78. After a month on Arimidex I am down to 55!

I made plans last week to go to Cancer Treatment Center of America in Chicago area. I don't know if I should still plan on going. Just when I had a plan of action, everything changes, LOL.

Does anyone have any opinions or suggestions?

SIROD's picture
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Joined: Jun 2010

Hi Melissa,

I think it is wonderful that your markers came down.  A second opinion never hurt if your insurnace will pay for it.



mommaellen's picture
Posts: 195
Joined: Nov 2012

I agree, a second opinion does not hurt if your insurance pays for it.   Glad that your markers went down.



VickiSam's picture
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Joined: Aug 2009

is GREAT news.  Like our other Sisters in PINK - I would suggest a 2nd opinion if insurance will approve.  Take it one step, at a time.

Strength, Courage and HOPE for a Cure.

Vicki Sam

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