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Pam-Tumor Markers was posted 02/29/2000 09:52 pm by Florence B.
E-mail Address: flerman@bretan.com

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Pam, you are so right re: tumor markers. My husband was diagnosed 6/98 and his CA19-9 was 6800. After the first 7 week Gemzar treatment the markers went down to 4000. After a roller coaster ride that continued with up and down numbers and treatments, I began to listen to the doctor when he told me not to dwell on the numbers. The lowest they went were 2000 and now are rising again. However, Herman feels pretty good and our life is somewhat restricted but by no means a bedridden one. We're planning a little trip now and looking forward to more good times. He was given about 6mos in Spring of '98 and it's now approaching March 1, 2000! And look at all the clinical trials being done now. We can only pray that another Gemzar drug or better is approved soon. I felt pretty low today when the numbers went up again, but I'll listen to doctor and my heart and continue praying. God bless.

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