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  • Which tumor markers are you tested for when you are on surveillance?

    Do you guys have just one or all 3 tested?

    Doctor forgot to test a month ago, and I noticed they only checked LDH. Do you guys get HCG and ATP tested? Should I be getting all 3 tested?

  • #2
    On every checkout, I tested all 3 markers - LDH, HCG, and AFP. You should call your doctor and ask him, maybe it is some mistake.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Dgray View Post
      On every checkout, I tested all 3 markers - LDH, HCG, and AFP. You should call your doctor and ask him, maybe it is some mistake.
      same here. Well actually my doc does those 3 and a CBC and liver panel. Its just 2 extra vials I think.
      6/5/15: bHCG 27,AFP 8.66, LDH 361, 5.6cm lymph node - Stage IIC
      6/16/15: Left I/O 85% EC, 10% chorio, 5% yolk sac opinion 2 (mayo) 90% EC, 10% yolk sac
      7/7/15: bHCG 56, AFP 42, LDH 322
      7/13/15: begin 4xEP, end 9/18/15
      10/1/15: bloodwork normal, ct scan shows 2 lymph nodes 1.0cm
      10/26/15: 2nd opinion on CT results - lymph nodes normal. Surveillance!
      4/6/16: 1.7cm X 1.5cm lymph node found with markers normal.
      4/20/16: RPLND @ IU - teratoma only!
      4/15/19: all clears up to this date!

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      • #4
        Thank you for letting me know. It was very helpful.

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        • #5
          It is common to test all three.Were any of them elevated before your I/O?
          Last edited by Davepet; 06-02-19, 04:09 PM.
          Jan, 1975: Right I/O, followed by RPLND
          Dec, 2009: Left I/O, followed by 3xBEP

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