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Tumor Markers CA 15.3

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2nu2tnbc
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What is  considered normal?

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jessiesmom1
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The normal range for tumor marker 15-3 is less than or equal to 30 units per milliliter.

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2nu2tnbc
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Thank you!  My marker was 19 before chemo and surgery.  After surgery it was 13. I'm kind of confused because I had a malignant tumor in my breast.  Does the tumor markers check for metastatic cancer only?

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in 2014 diagnosed with grade 2 her pos metastatic breast cancer. Lump removed... chemo and radiation done same year. Recurrence 2016 with mastectomy and expander done. Petscans always clear but ca15-3 always going up. Started at 24 now 63. I also suffer from fibromyalgia. What could b the readon. I am very worried as 3 months ago I lost my mother to ovarian cancer. Can you please help me?

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meilr003
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in 2014 diagnosed with grade 2 her pos metastatic breast cancer. Lump removed... chemo and radiation done same year. Recurrence 2016 with mastectomy and expander done. Petscans always clear but ca15-3 always going up. Started at 24 now 63. I also suffer from fibromyalgia. What could b the readon. I am very worried as 3 months ago I lost my mother to ovarian cancer. Can you please help me?

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jessiesmom1
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Below is a website  that may answer a lot of your questions. I hope it helps. FYI, I was triple negative  also.

Www.labtestsonline.org/understanding/analytes/ca15-3/tab/test

 

 

 

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