Pregnancy and CEA

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Bostonzj
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Pregnancy and CEA

Postby Bostonzj » Wed May 10, 2017 12:46 pm

I am almost 3 years out of stage 1 Colon cancer, yesterday got cea test@1.2, me and my husband are thinking to have anther baby soon:) so my concern is will the pregnancy affect the cea? If there is any relationship between pregnancy and cancer reoccur? Did anybody has/hear similar situation? Thanks !
female, Dx @ 34 yo,mom to 3 yo daughter
stage 1 colon cancer
surgery on 07/30/2014
CEA <0.5 (after surger), no cea checked pre-op
no chemo needed
pray to god every day!
CT scan :08/2014 clean, 12/2014 clean,11/2015 clean, 11/2016 clean
NED forever!!!!

Lee
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Re: Pregnancy and CEA

Postby Lee » Wed May 10, 2017 5:35 pm

I believe some of these questions, only you Onc can answer.

I will say this, when I was diagnosed, a friend had a niece, she was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer soon after her giving birth to her first child. The theory was that the pregnancy probably accelerate the colon cancer to her liver. She got treatment at MD Anderson and is a survivor today. Five years after her diagnoses, she would become pregnant with her 2nd child. She has 2 healthy kids today.

Hope this helps,

Lee
rectal cancer - April 2004
46 yrs old at diagnoses
stage III C - 6/13 lymph positive
radiation - 6 weeks
surgery - August 2004/hernia repair 2014
permanent colostomy
chemo - FOLFOX
NED - 16 years and counting!

Bostonzj
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Re: Pregnancy and CEA

Postby Bostonzj » Wed May 10, 2017 8:09 pm

Thanks, Lee ! The story is very encouraging! My onc said just go for it! I have been googling the answer as well, but no clear answer yet...I probably will wait another 6 months to the next follow up, and make sure everything is fine:)
female, Dx @ 34 yo,mom to 3 yo daughter
stage 1 colon cancer
surgery on 07/30/2014
CEA <0.5 (after surger), no cea checked pre-op
no chemo needed
pray to god every day!
CT scan :08/2014 clean, 12/2014 clean,11/2015 clean, 11/2016 clean
NED forever!!!!

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very worried husband
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Re: Pregnancy and CEA

Postby very worried husband » Thu May 11, 2017 8:01 am

My wife never checked her CEA during pregnancy, so we don't know if it had any effect on her CEA.
When she was diagnosed, we were told no babies for two years. the two year post chemo scan showed some lungs spots. those spots cleared after 3 months. we waited for 3 year post chemo scan.
I was looking for stories about pregnancy after colon cancer, and found only one colon club member from Sweden, who had two babies after colon cancer.
Thanks Lee for sharing your friend's niece story. Stories like these give and spread hope, and best of luck Bostonzj.
Caregiver to Wife age25
Diagnosed Colon IIIB Jan2011
7/29 Nodes +
5FU+Oxi in china. Feb-Aug 2011
CEA@Diagnose:0.79
Immunological chemistry: Ki-67 (+), MSH2(+), MLH1(++), ERCC1 (-)
NED Supplements: Aspirin,Vit D,Calcium, Genoderma Lucidium
Baby born June 2015 :D :D :)

Bostonzj
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Re: Pregnancy and CEA

Postby Bostonzj » Thu May 11, 2017 1:22 pm

Thank you! Very worried husband! I have been heared many encouraging stories about having baby after cancer Treatment, all full of hope and happiness! My 3 years mark almost come, so me and my husband are thinking to have another baby to expand the family:) He has no concern at all about my health, he is a very positive person, it just me always think about "what if..." . Maybe I should set up appointment with my OB doctor now:) :lol:
BTW, @very worried husband, are you from China? I am Chinese too:)
female, Dx @ 34 yo,mom to 3 yo daughter
stage 1 colon cancer
surgery on 07/30/2014
CEA <0.5 (after surger), no cea checked pre-op
no chemo needed
pray to god every day!
CT scan :08/2014 clean, 12/2014 clean,11/2015 clean, 11/2016 clean
NED forever!!!!

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very worried husband
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Re: Pregnancy and CEA

Postby very worried husband » Sun May 14, 2017 2:09 am

Go for it bostonzj. :mrgreen:
I am not Chinese but my wife is.
Caregiver to Wife age25
Diagnosed Colon IIIB Jan2011
7/29 Nodes +
5FU+Oxi in china. Feb-Aug 2011
CEA@Diagnose:0.79
Immunological chemistry: Ki-67 (+), MSH2(+), MLH1(++), ERCC1 (-)
NED Supplements: Aspirin,Vit D,Calcium, Genoderma Lucidium
Baby born June 2015 :D :D :)


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