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.
Tumor markers decreased 33 pts February 7, 2013