Sarah! You still around? I wanted to share that DH's latest CEA has fallen to 14. Yes, FOURTEEN. It was 114 in September right before surgery and has been going down since he started FOLFOX in late November. It was 31 in February.
We had a long talk tonight about HAI, surgery, and such. Thinking about various options. He hates the idea of surgery (the two surgeries back in October were a disaster, complete with sepsis and collapsed lung) but is willing at least to consider it. So will be asking the Onc on Tuesday when he plans on another CT scan and then decide next steps. Best guess is May.
Does anyone out there know if HAI is only done at MSK? We are only 3 hours from there via train so that's an obvious choice but just wondering. IF MSK is the only place, is because of surgeons, or patents, or what?
Sending you some hugs and some hope,
Caregiver to DH, dx age 50, mets to liver, MSS, KRAS wild
10/16: hemicolectomy, colostomy, liver biopsy, CEA 114
11/16: FOLFOX started, Avastian added 12/16
2/17: CT scan shows 1 liver tumor shrinking, CEA 31
4/17: CEA 11.3, blood pressure medicine added
5/17: 1mm growth to lung nodes, liver stable, CEA up to 14.8