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by Beckster
Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: CEA Levels
Replies: 62
Views: 3950

Re: CEA Levels

Mike...reference range is the same...the type of testing assay changed. I think that it would concern me then. The same thing happened to me and it eventually went above the normal range and the oncologist ordered a CT scan which found nothing. It later went down. I'm pretty sure that the rise in C...
by Beckster
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: CEA Levels
Replies: 62
Views: 3950

Re: CEA Levels

Mike...reference range is the same...the type of testing assay changed. I think that it would concern me then. The same thing happened to me and it eventually went above the normal range and the oncologist ordered a CT scan which found nothing. It later went down. I'm pretty sure that the rise in C...
by Beckster
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: CEA Levels
Replies: 62
Views: 3950

Re: CEA Levels

Just got my bloodwork back...cea went from 2.5 to 3.1. Not happy :evil: I go to Labcorp for my bloodwork and I noticed that the CEA test changed from "Roche methology" to "Roche Diagnostics Electrochemiluminescence Immunoassay (ECLIA)" Even though I am still in normal range, I a...
by Beckster
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: CEA Levels
Replies: 62
Views: 3950

Re: CEA Levels

Just got my bloodwork back...cea went from 2.5 to 3.1. Not happy :evil: I go to Labcorp for my bloodwork and I noticed that the CEA test changed from "Roche methology" to "Roche Diagnostics Electrochemiluminescence Immunoassay (ECLIA)" Even though I am still in normal range, I am...
by Beckster
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Marking time from first diagnosed or??
Replies: 10
Views: 348

Re: Marking time from first diagnosed or??

I asked this question being Stage II with chemo. I was NED after surgery, but because I opted for chemo, the survelliance clock started after treatment. He said that if I opted for no chemo, the survelliance clock would start after surgery. Hope this helps.
by Beckster
Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: new to the forum i'm worried about my mom high cea
Replies: 14
Views: 1016

Re: new to the forum i'm worried about my mom high cea

That is encouraging. Hope it keeps the downward trend . It would be so nice to know what caused the spike but enjoy it anyway . Stu  yes I would like to know what's causing the spike but her only symptom she has, is a slight bit of arthritis,  it has been pretty much the same over the years  not ge...
by Beckster
Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: How to tackle Xeloda side effect
Replies: 2
Views: 182

Re: How to tackle Xelonda side effect

Hi all, I have 8 cycles of Xelonda treatment... now just finished 1 cycle.. before the treatment, I went through some posts and thought this medicine is quite manageable... but seems not as I expect.. I got feeling of nauseous and loss of appetite... this get a bit improved after some kind of medic...
by Beckster
Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NEW-Need some positivity here.
Replies: 524
Views: 119041

Re: NEW-Need some positivity here.

Scan on Saturday plus blood work. I’ll have the blood work results on Saturday. The onc tells me the results on Tuesday. I could use all prayers, lucky charms, positive thoughts, good juju, whatever. Thanks in advance! Scanxiety is real! Hey teacher2017! It has been a long time since we talked...I ...
by Beckster
Sun Mar 03, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Tumours shrinking....now what?
Replies: 11
Views: 453

Re: Tumours shrinking....now what?

What city is your sister being treated in? I’m in Ottawa. The part about no chemo for stage 2 is alarming. She is being treated in Winnipeg, I live in Vancouver. The no chemo for stage 2 was alarming to me too, but seems to be standard protocol. As a Stage II ..... we all know that it is a grey are...
by Beckster
Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NEW-Need some positivity here.
Replies: 524
Views: 119041

Re: NEW-Need some positivity here.

Scan on Saturday plus blood work. I’ll have the blood work results on Saturday. The onc tells me the results on Tuesday. I could use all prayers, lucky charms, positive thoughts, good juju, whatever. Thanks in advance! Scanxiety is real! Hey teacher2017! It has been a long time since we talked...I ...
by Beckster
Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Preparing a facts & to-do-list for "newcomers"?
Replies: 24
Views: 1333

Re: Preparing a facts & to-do-list for "newcomers"?

I announced my intention to eat healthy and they reinforced that once I started chemo, the real important thing is that I eat and keep my weight up. And if the only thing I feel like eating is Frosted Flakes I should eat Frosted Flakes. (Which some days is kind of how it goes.) I agree Ginabewell! ...
by Beckster
Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Preparing a facts & to-do-list for "newcomers"?
Replies: 24
Views: 1333

Re: Preparing a facts & to-do-list for "newcomers"?

I agree Ginabewell! My oncologist told me that chemo works better with extra weight. If I want something, he said eat it! He did not want me losing any weight and said that you do not start changing your diet while on chemo.
by Beckster
Mon Feb 25, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Affects of antibotics on blood work during survellance
Replies: 2
Views: 290

Re: Affects of antibotics on blood work during survellance

Hey Beckster, I can't speak specifically to Clindamycin, but I was on massive amounts of antibiotics for an entire year as a result of a bacterial infection that started in my lung and spread to my brain. I did 2,000mg of Ceftriaxone by IV twice a day for 3 months, then switched over to five 960mg ...
by Beckster
Sat Feb 23, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Affects of antibotics on blood work during survellance
Replies: 2
Views: 290

Affects of antibotics on blood work during survellance

Hi everyone! Looking for some insight on how Clindamycin affects blood work, especially CEA and Liver function tests. I have not been on any antibotics since my surgery 2 years ago. Recently, my dentist put me on 300 mg of Clindamycin 2 times a day for 7 days for a possible tooth infection. I have m...

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