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Elevated CA125/previous breast cancer
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Elevated CA125/previous breast cancer

HI,

Three days ago I had a Transvanginal ultra sound and it showed a "growth" on my left ovary, I was also told I have fibroids and fluid in my uterus.   My doctor order a CA125 which shows 54 (they use 1-34).  I am in a total state of shock.

I just finished my treatment for breast cance (August 1st last day of Radiation) (Stage 1/Grade 2) and have been on Tamoxifen for 49 days (have stop since the elevated CA 125).  I also had anemia which I needed blood transfusions and iron transfusions (this was all completed by August of 2011).   I also at a D and C and the Nova Sure procedure on Sept 23. All blood test up to this point - CBC/Liver/Iron have all came out great.  Even my f/u breast MRI was good.

Now with the elevated CA125 I am scared that I now have ovarian cancer.  I took the test 3 days before my period, could this cause the elevation? or is it a sure thing that bc I have a history of BC that this is probably ovarian cancer??

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HI There
apologies for being away and delay in answering

You should definitely have a laparoscopy,removal of both your tubes and ovaries.
there is compelling data to suggest that this reduces the risk of breast cancer recurrence and ovarian cancer
best wishes
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