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Update on stable bone mets but increased tumour markers - Part 2

Share Member Posts: 217
edited November 2016 in Metastatic breast cancer
Hi all, 

You may recall I posted yesterday about my stable bone scan but rising tm's and fearful of possibility of going onto chemo. 

Today I went to see my medical oncologist and she did a little "happy dance" in her chair. 

When I asked her about the rise in tumour markers - up from 71 to 143 in 3 months, she advised that tm's are not viewed in isolation. White cell count, kidney function, vitamin D, calcium, haemoglobin, protein levels were all good.  

Was also a timely reminder of where I was in January with tm's - 941.

Given that the blood test was taken 2 days before my sore throat and mouth ulcers that I was affected by last week, possibly had more to do with it.

If I had new or persistent bone pain, less than favourable bone scan and generally poor blood results it might be an issue. 

Given that I look well, energy levels are ok, bone pain is manageable - she is happy. 

"Have a great Christmas and I will see you next year" were her passing words ! 

Thanks to all those for your support. 

Sheryl  :)<3


  • iserbrown
    iserbrown Member Posts: 5,606
    Woo hoo!
  • Cate64
    Cate64 Member Posts: 446
    @Share awesome news, I will do a happy dance for you as well....
  • socoda
    socoda Member Posts: 1,767
    Yayyyyyyyyyyyy Sheryl!!!!!  Legend!!!! That is so good. And aren't you going to have a fantastic Christmas now  :) So happy for you. Xx
  • primek
    primek Member Posts: 5,392
    Fantastic result
  • Hopes_and_Dreams
    Hopes_and_Dreams Member Posts: 760
    Wooooo hooooo - what a wonderful early Christmas present for you!!  Such great news Sheryl :)   Jane x
  • wendy_h67
    wendy_h67 Member, Dragonfly Posts: 466
    Thats great news Sheryl well done