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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?

  • Davepet
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    Well most of the time, LDH is the least useful, it's not actually a tumor marker, just indicates inflammation, which could be anywhere in your body. AFP & hcg are actual tumor markers & far more useful if elevated.

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  • TC-Hater
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    Hey Davepet. Yes. Getting expert advice but then seeking treatment where my insurance is covered. They have conflicting ideas of how things should be done and they said all three were tested but they didnt have that posted online so I couldnt access it, only the result for one test. So I was just worried.

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  • Davepet
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    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.

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  • TC-Hater
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    Thank you for letting me know. It was very helpful.

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  • biwi
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    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.

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  • Dgray
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    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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