About Me: Female, 74, Hawthorn Woods, IL, member since Oct 2008
In January, 2007, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. After biopsies and 2 lumpectomies and seminal node find, I was diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer (I has masticised to my liver and some bones). After 9 chemo treatments, I am now on Herceptin and Zometa every 4
[More] weeks. The doctor says I have been in remission, however, today going for treatment of Herceptin, I told the doctor I have been having stomach problems. The blood tests today showed that the CEA is 3.1. That is the highest it has been since March of last year. Tomorrow I am having a cat scan because he wants to rule out gall bladder problems and recheck the liver if the cancer has returned (it had disappeared about 8 months ago). I am concerned about the CEA. Can you tell me more about that blood test? Thank you
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