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by Expat
Tue May 15, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New to forum - CEA trending up while on adjuvant chemo
Replies: 14
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Re: New to forum - CEA trending up while on adjuvant chemo

DH had a CEA of <.5 when diagnosed and he was riddled with cancer. It got as high as 10 during chemo (both systemic and via an HAI pump). It did trend up a little (still WNL) during his reoccurrence. Right now it is up a little, but I think that is due to inflammation due to a bacterial infection h...
by Expat
Tue May 15, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New to forum - CEA trending up while on adjuvant chemo
Replies: 14
Views: 2085

Re: New to forum - CEA trending up while on adjuvant chemo

I started at 2.4 pre chemo which puts me toward the high end of normal. They continued trending upwards with each infusion. It was at 6.3 or 6.8 (I can't remember now) prior to my 6th infusion. Oxaliplatin was reduced from 90% down to 75% for the 6th and 7th due to platelet and neutrophil issues. M...
by Expat
Tue May 15, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New to forum - CEA trending up while on adjuvant chemo
Replies: 14
Views: 2085

Re: New to forum - CEA trending up while on adjuvant chemo

Your low pre- and post surgerical CEA, and lack of CEA rise or detection for two months after, should be somewhat reassuring. Pre-op, you did have a good solid CEA response, and hopefully a curative surgery. The cumulative toxicity of capacitabine and oxaliplaten on cells and organs is common and t...
by Expat
Fri May 11, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New to forum - CEA trending up while on adjuvant chemo
Replies: 14
Views: 2085

Re: New to forum - CEA trending up while on adjuvant chemo

Check out the levels in my signature. They have been rising but finally leveled off at 2.8. Normal range is up to 3.8. I have my sixth cycle of Oxaliplatin this morning. I am so glad to see that your CEA has leveled off, NHMike! And since you've just had your sixth Oxaliplatin infusion, I assume yo...
by Expat
Fri May 11, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New to forum - CEA trending up while on adjuvant chemo
Replies: 14
Views: 2085

Re: New to forum - CEA trending up while on adjuvant chemo

Hi , My mum’s CEA was around 7 at diagnosis with a significant spread . Every time she had chemo it went up to 11 . The highest it ever gets to . It was nothing short of anxiety provoking. However her scans showed the exact opposite and were find . The second year she had chemo , up they shot again...
by Expat
Fri May 11, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New to forum - CEA trending up while on adjuvant chemo
Replies: 14
Views: 2085

Re: New to forum - CEA trending up while on adjuvant chemo

CEA spikes during chemo treatments are normal and may be caused by tumor death and/or inflammatory process in the body. Hello SoConfused, and thank you very much for your reply. I hope you are right! I have another round of chemo coming up; hopefully my CEA levels will stop climbing so quickly, and...
by Expat
Tue May 08, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New to forum - CEA trending up while on adjuvant chemo
Replies: 14
Views: 2085

New to forum - CEA trending up while on adjuvant chemo

Hello everyone! I am new to the forum and relatively new to this journey. Here is some background on my situation: in August 2017, I went for my first colonoscopy; doctors found a 1.5 cm semi-peduncolated polyp in my sigmoid and a 0.4 cm sessile polyp in my caecum. The polyp in the sigmoid was posit...

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