NHMike wrote:My fitness center manager speculated that all of the exercise is causing the inflammation which is a possibility.
I'm a fitness buff too and was told during treatment not to do heavy exercise shortly before a CT scan due to possible false readings in both CEA and blood test results. There's a strong possibility that is what's going on with you. I'd hold off before the next set of labs. Glad to hear the CT scan was clear!
Is this really true for CT Scan as well?
I can see it causing inflammation in the muscles/joint tissue causing slight CEA increase. I'm hoping that's why mine has been elevated slightly, but how could it effect CT scan?
I'd really like to know, because I have a mountain climb/backpack trip scheduled for July 21/22 and a CT scan scheduled for July 24.
Might have to consult my ONC, but would like feedback. thx.
3/29/17 diagnosed CRC - 44 y/o Male
4/17/17 ULAR - Straight anastomosis - no ostomy.
Path: low grade T3n1m0 - moderate diff.
KRAS - NO, MLH1/PMS2/MSH6/MSH2 - Normal.
5/3 med port install
5/22 folfox - first treatment.
3rd treat, delayed - low ANC - reduced to 90% OXI
zarxio all treatments
Treatment 7 reduced to 75% OXI
Treatment 8-12 - NO OXI, just Luke and 5FU
10/20/17 CT- NED
3/18 Scope - Clean
7/18 CT-Scan - Clear, but CEA 4.6
8/30 CEA 2.6