Dealing with elevated CEA right now.
CEA at dx, before surgery, 4 weeks after surgery, before start of chemo and during chemo - fluctuates between 3,8 and 5,2.
CA19-9 always 5 or 6, never higher
March 1st CEA - 5,2
April 12th before 11th treatment - CEA 11,2
April 18th (6 days later) - CEA 6,1: AFP low as usual: CA19-9 low as usual, CRP 5,5 (upper normal is 5), LDH in upper normal range
I am sure the doctors will want to wait until early May next scan before making any conclusions. But it is really nerve racking. I am hoping cancer is dead and releasing those dead cancer cells into blood stream and liver is tired to process them quickly enough
Sept.2016: Mom dx/rectal cancer (sigmoid rectal junction). MRI shows no mets
Oct. 2016: Open surgery. T3N0. Grade 2
Nov. 2016: Pre-chemo CT - 10 mm liver spot right lobe
Nov. 2016: PET/CT scan shows 4 liver mets (4-12 mm) in right lobe and one met 8 mm in left lobe
Nov. 2016: FOLFOX + Avastin started on her 71st birthday
KRAS gen 2 G13D mutant, BRAF Negative, MSS
March 2017: Oxi stopped after 9th tx. CT scans w/ contract every 2 months - small shrinkage/stable
April 2017: Evaluation for liver ablation(s)