Breast Cancer Blood Tests?
I had Stage 1 invasive lobular BC with pleomorphic (Grade 3) tumor treated with lumpectomy and radiation 1.5 years ago. I’ve had mammos and US at my six-month checkup and mammo and MRI at one year checkup. My oncologist only takes regular blood tests for basics, including cholesterol levels. I am on an aromatase inhibitor as I am post menopausal. I will be requesting bone scans to determine osteoporosis issues as I’m having lots of joint pain.
Does anyone with a similar diagnosis get some type of cancer marker blood tests on a regular basis? If so, please let me know what test and how often. I feel like there should be more blood testing to determine if cancer recurrence is looming and be able to keep a watchful eye based on test results, if such tests exist for early stage BC.
Appreciate your responses. Thanks.