CA 15-3 markers blood test

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Just wondering if anyone else had experienced this? In between scans, I have regular blood cancer markers tests. In the most recent the levels had dropped right down to the “normal range”, indicating a good response to my latest chemo. I know those tests are not the complete picture, but I had allowed myself to feel a little hopeful for scans week! Unfortunately scan results have now shown the opposite - disease progression in all areas of mets. I’m sure my consultant will be able to explain this to me but in the meantime, has this happened for anyone else, or does anyone know why this might happen? Thanks all!

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