My son was diagnosed with 100% embryonal Carcinoma and had a radical orchiectomy. Before surgery all his markers were negative and there was a clear tumor margin. 6 weeks after diagnosis we decided to do surveillance, but the dr drew his markers again just in case. The next day (this Tuesday) she called and said they were elevated. His values Monday were AFP 109.2, hcg 85.4. She scheduled a bunch more tests and we are in the process of getting them done. She redrew his markers yesterday and they are now AFP 154, Hcg 143.2. His CTs after surgery were fine. What is going on? Can it be that it's just in the lymph nodes? He had a brain MRI yesterday and a bone scan today. Repeating CTs today as well. Someone please talk to me about markers and tumor burden. I can't find anything on the internet. We don't see the doctor again until next Thursday!
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Markers nearly doubled since Monday!!!! Help!Page Title Module
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