CEA Test

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DixieBelle
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CEA Test

Postby DixieBelle » Thu Jul 30, 2015 5:57 pm

Appointment with new oncologist was on Tuesday (7/28), I really do like her, she is kind and patient, answered all my questions about BRAF mutation, some before I even asked.
Did lab work, all results were posted except for CEA, very apprehensive!
Hopefully I will know something tomorrow, really don't want to go through weekend wondering!
Debbie, 66 years old
diag 4/4/15, colon cancer
Fist sized tumor and
15" of colon removed 4/7
BRAF V600E Mutation, MSI High
Stage IIA, T3N0M0
0/33 Lymph Nodes
No treatment
3 years NED

Robinf
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Joined: Sun Jan 25, 2015 2:36 am
Location: WA

Re: CEA Test

Postby Robinf » Thu Jul 30, 2015 11:46 pm

If It were me, I'd call if you havent heard by noon tomorrow. Don't let worry take away your weekend!
Dx stage 4 Sept 2014 (MSS, KRAS Mutant)
Resection with peri mets identified visually during surgery
Nothing visible on CT
12 rounds FOLFOX w/ Avastin Nov - Apr 2015
Still nothing visible on CTs
HIPEC May 2015
7/2015 - 5 new spots on CT, PET confirmed 3 mets
8/12/15-Begin 12 rounds FOLFIRI
10/21/15 Scan - peri mets stable, 1 liver stable and 1 growing
12/4/15 - RFA of liver met
2/24/16 - scan was stable/shrinking moving to Xeloda/Avastin

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CRguy
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Re: CEA Test

Postby CRguy » Fri Jul 31, 2015 12:33 am

All my bloods are done and reported at the local lab, which I can access online.
ONLY CEA and PSA need to be reported from the cancer agency directly ????? Image

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Sometimes we just gotta deal with the system :twisted:

Cheers and best wishes
CR
Caregiver x 4
Stage IV A rectal cancer/lung met
14 Year survivor
my life is an ongoing totally randomized UNcontrolled experiment with N=1 !
Review of my Journey so far

DixieBelle
Posts: 8
Joined: Wed Jun 10, 2015 12:50 pm
Location: North Carolina

Re: CEA Test

Postby DixieBelle » Sat Aug 01, 2015 4:10 pm

I called doctor's office Friday afternoon, CEA was in, but nurse had to get doctor to give me results. I got a note that the test came back 'normal' at 1.7. I am so relieved.
Debbie, 66 years old
diag 4/4/15, colon cancer
Fist sized tumor and
15" of colon removed 4/7
BRAF V600E Mutation, MSI High
Stage IIA, T3N0M0
0/33 Lymph Nodes
No treatment
3 years NED

Robinf
Posts: 31
Joined: Sun Jan 25, 2015 2:36 am
Location: WA

Re: CEA Test

Postby Robinf » Sat Aug 01, 2015 8:17 pm

Yea to a normal result!
Dx stage 4 Sept 2014 (MSS, KRAS Mutant)
Resection with peri mets identified visually during surgery
Nothing visible on CT
12 rounds FOLFOX w/ Avastin Nov - Apr 2015
Still nothing visible on CTs
HIPEC May 2015
7/2015 - 5 new spots on CT, PET confirmed 3 mets
8/12/15-Begin 12 rounds FOLFIRI
10/21/15 Scan - peri mets stable, 1 liver stable and 1 growing
12/4/15 - RFA of liver met
2/24/16 - scan was stable/shrinking moving to Xeloda/Avastin

Vol
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Joined: Thu Jul 23, 2015 3:57 am

Re: CEA Test

Postby Vol » Sun Aug 02, 2015 4:35 am

Great News!!! Congrats!!!

Vol
Dad - 51
Father of 3 girls (27, 26, 20)
08/15 - Resection 08/15
08/15 - Dx - Stage 2A - High Risk (perf colon), 0 of 27 nodes
08/15 - Start - 8 cycles Xeloda, first 4 with Oxaliplatin (done in February)

ieowi
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Joined: Mon Jul 27, 2015 1:27 am

Re: CEA Test

Postby ieowi » Sun Aug 02, 2015 5:15 am

gooooood news :D very happy for you
Father 58 yo , Colon cancer IV + 4 Lymph. 7/2015
K-ras Mutant,GNAS,FBXW7,PIK3CA, MSI-low
4 cycles irinotecan+FU5
developed abdominal met + lung met...Failed
4 cycle Oxaliplatin+folfox. peri met growing...Failed
unofficial trial !!!


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