I had my colonoscopy and cat scan done over the last two weeks. Colonoscopy detected a benign area that was suspicious but determined benign. Cat scan- same results as last year. CEA results are the questionable part. The number has changed/risen 4.8 in June 2016, 2.6 in December 2016, and now 5.6 in June 2017.
I still haven't seen the oncologist. I'm not sure if that is good or bad. I've been to Seattle Care Cancer Alliance.
My concern is the CEA uptick. I've read enough to know that the CEA is not the gold standard for measurement, but it still has me concerned.
53 & Female
DX: Rectal Cancer (RC) diagnosed in Thailand
Tumor Location: Rectum
Tumor type: invasive adenocarcinoma
Tumor size: 4 mm
Tumor grade: low grade
Baseline CEA value (4.46) 5/2016
CEA 6/2/2016 4.8
LAR 7/13/2016 in Seatle, Wa
CEA 12/9/2016 2.8
CEA 6/8/2017 5.6
Colonoscopy and Cat scan June 2017 NED? A nagging suspension of mine about the CEA rising.