CEA from 3.8 to 2.7

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CEA from 3.8 to 2.7

Postby NWgirl » Wed Oct 17, 2012 5:26 pm

Okay - maybe doesn't sound like a lot, but this is a continuing decline from a high several months ago of almost 19. So yeah, I'm pretty darn happy right now. :mrgreen:
Belle - "Don't Retreat - Reload"DX 10/07 Stage III Rectal
Surgery 11/07; 27 of 38 nodes
Perm Colostomy 8/11
12/10 recurrence lungs & LN's
VATS Jan 2011
Radiation Oct 2013
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Re: CEA from 3.8 to 2.7

Postby Angiemarie2000 » Wed Oct 17, 2012 5:37 pm

Celebration times!,, well take it, good news is good.

Angie
5/12- @ 37 DX IV KRASmt
5/12- R. Hemi
6/12- Folfox/avastin-(Bad Reaction)
6/12- xeliri-7rds
CEA-DX @ 80 then 11,10,7,14,25,210,340,540,900
12/12-R. Ovary removed
01/13- folfox 4 rounds
03/13- folfox failed, in liver failure, starting regorafebin.

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Re: CEA from 3.8 to 2.7

Postby Kathryn in MN » Wed Oct 17, 2012 5:38 pm

More than happy! You've moved into normal range! WoooHoooo! So excited for you!
CRC AUG09 Age 47
Sig Res T4a N2a Mx, KRAS mut codon13
Mets bones & nodes
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Irinotecan, Zaltrap & STAR RFA
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Re: CEA from 3.8 to 2.7

Postby lorrainem » Wed Oct 17, 2012 5:45 pm

Long time coming, congratulations Belle.
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Re: CEA from 3.8 to 2.7

Postby ams5796 » Wed Oct 17, 2012 6:02 pm

Great news, Belle!
Stage 3C (or 4?) Rectal Cancer 01/07
2/10 lung mets
3/11 VATS
6/11 VATS
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2/14 SBRT
NED 8/14
5/17 scan and MRI found treated spine met

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Re: CEA from 3.8 to 2.7

Postby sandrichelle » Wed Oct 17, 2012 6:40 pm

That is huge news if you ask me. What treatment are you on right now?
Dx Stage IV CC 02/12-56.1 CEA
Resection/Bye Bye Uterus 02/12
Folfox 03/12-08/12
05/01/12 3 TX CEA-6.5
07/23/12 10 TX CEA-5.0
09/18/12 PET shows 3 suspicious spots CEA -15.5
09/25/12 CEA- 23.8
10/23/12 CEA-51.8 1st of 6 FOLOFIRI
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Re: CEA from 3.8 to 2.7

Postby lydia123 » Wed Oct 17, 2012 6:55 pm

That is HUGE! Congrats. Yay!
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6/10 surgery
7/10: FOLFOX began -- became nausea management expert
12/10: Chemo-radiation ended, scans clean.
NED since, but some scans required follow-up

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Re: CEA from 3.8 to 2.7

Postby Badass » Wed Oct 17, 2012 7:10 pm

Congratulations, Belle. So, so happy for you :D :D :D :D :D

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R.C. 12/23/11 at age 52 T3N0M0
3/1/12 completed Xeloda and radiation
5/4/12 LAR & Ileostomy
6/7/12-10/4/12 6 rounds Xelox
11/27/12 Reversal
7/13/13 1 liver met
8/13 Met resection /hai pump
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Re: CEA from 3.8 to 2.7

Postby NedPlease » Wed Oct 17, 2012 7:49 pm

Yes, hugely wonderful news!
F-54- St 4- Ascend Colon, 2 Liver mets, Poorly dif, Mutant
6/10- Folfox
9/10- R Liver Resect/Colon/Gall/Appendix
11/10-3/11- Folfox
11/11- R Lung, 1 met, VATS
3/12- 9/12- Xeloda
2/12- 6/18 Clear Scans
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Re: CEA from 3.8 to 2.7

Postby BrendaB » Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:09 pm

Yay!!!!
10-27-11 Diagnosed CC
11-15-11 Colon resection, complete hyst.
Staged T3N1a, one out of 33 lymph nodes
12-11 Started Oxali and Xeloda, 8 rounds
6-8-12 Very last dose of Xeloda!
6-26-12 CT scan results, NED!
7-26-12 Ilieo. reversal, port out

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Re: CEA from 3.8 to 2.7

Postby NWgirl » Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:11 pm

sandrichelle wrote:That is huge news if you ask me. What treatment are you on right now?


I guess I need to update my signature! Right now I'm on Xeloda + Erbitux. When my CEA started climbing, I was on Xeloda+Avastin.

When I had my recurrence, almost 2 years ago, the 5FU (at the time I was on the pump)+Avastin really hit the cancer hard. But a few months ago, although my PET scans were good, my CEA started a steady climb. So we dropped the Avastin and added in the Erbitux. Shortly thereafter my CEA started to drop - so I think we made the right move for me.
Belle - "Don't Retreat - Reload"DX 10/07 Stage III Rectal
Surgery 11/07; 27 of 38 nodes
Perm Colostomy 8/11
12/10 recurrence lungs & LN's
VATS Jan 2011
Radiation Oct 2013
Chemo for Life
2012 Colondar Model

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Re: CEA from 3.8 to 2.7

Postby Ashlee H. » Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:15 pm

That's a number to celebrate! I'm so happy for you! Everyone loves dead cancer cells around here!
Stage IV w/liver met dx 7-1-09
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Re: CEA from 3.8 to 2.7

Postby edinaman » Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:55 pm

Great news!!
Jeff
Went in for surgery for a cyst on my bladder, and they found colon cancer growing on the outside of the colon. Got to have two surgeries at the same time! Stage 3, one node involved.

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Re: CEA from 3.8 to 2.7

Postby Maia » Wed Oct 17, 2012 9:08 pm

You kidding, that is HUGE and WONDERFUL! :) Congrats!

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Re: CEA from 3.8 to 2.7

Postby laneylou » Wed Oct 17, 2012 9:44 pm

Woohoo! Fabulous news!
Laine, dx @ 39, 4/12
T3N0M0 Stage IIA
Emergency IVF, 4/12
Chemorad, LAR/temp ileo, FOLFOX (no oxi after #2)
DVT on chemo; IVC filter
Reversal/port out 5/13
IVC filter finally out 2/14
NED (clean CT, scope, CEA)


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