On Beyond Cancer

My life with metastatic breast cancer

Tumor markers decreased 33 pts February 7, 2013

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Blood test results are in.  My tumor markers dropped about 33 points, from 146 to 113!  They are now lower than they were in April 2012 when I was diagnosed with mets, which is pretty cool.  Here’s a graph showing my CA 27.29 levels over time.  (Click on it to see a larger version.) This is from my electronic medical record’s patient portal.  Yes, I’m a nerd, I can’t help it.  Dates are along the bottom (x axis), from 2010 to 2013.  Normal levels (for patients without cancer) for this test are 35 or less.  You can see that the high point was in September 2012 (340) when I started Xeloda.

Chart showing my CA 27.29 levels.  Today's result is on the far right.

Chart showing my CA 27.29 levels. Today’s result is on the far right.


12 Responses to “Tumor markers decreased 33 pts”

  1. Aunty Mary Says:

    Wonderful! the Xeloda is doing its job now you make sure you rest enough to heal that spa day sounds like a wonderful idea.

  2. Mom Says:

    This is so wonderful to hear! I am so happy for you. I am glad the Xeloda is working & I will keep on praying!!! I love you!

  3. Sara Says:

    Nice. Like the chart. And the stats, of course.

  4. Amy Says:

    Your chart is looking good. Keep up the hard work!

  5. Sonya S. Says:

    Such great news! I’m so happy the Xeloda is working so well! Love the graph, btw 🙂

  6. Becca Says:

    News so good it makes you want to …. dance…

  7. Kathy Clarke Says:

    FANTASTIC KARISSA! I am very happy for you, Mike and the kids. Keep doing what you are doing! i hate to ask a stupid question but what level is the goal you trying to get to? I pray for you daily and just want to say “keep the faith”

  8. Pamela Strickland Says:


  9. Woo-hoo! Keep kicking cancers a$$!!! We love you and are here for you!

  10. whoopsiemom Says:

    Wow what great news!!!!

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  11. Aunt Cindy Says:

    Great news!

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