Hi! I was diagnosed stage 2c in June 2008, since then have completed one year interferon and had my second baby. I really have no complaints. Just went to the oncologist for my 2.5 year check up, had a clean chest x-ray and he told me my labs were great and that I would see him in April or May, "When the snow melts" I live in Wisconsin!!
So - my question is my LDH levels have been changing. They were in the 150's all through out treatment, then this past June it was 379 and this past week it was 514. The normal range goes to 618, somewhere around there. Do I need to be worried? Do I trust that he is not concerned and would like to wait until spring to do a scan due to my age - 31. I would like to continue to move on with my life and watch my two little girls grow and have a happy life along with them - but this has caused me some concern.
Any ideas? Is there a way I can lower the lab value? Is it really indicitive of anything other than a "non-specific tumor marker"??