It's been almost a year since my final surgery to remove my rectosigmoid colon cancer(stage 4). I think I remember the doc saying I had a positive lymph node.
I've been having similar symptoms to the ones I had prior to discovering that I had cancer. This has been going on for about 3 weeks.
I just had my colonoscopy and it was clear so I was wondering if a recurrence could develope back in the liver because of the lymph node.
I've had a pain under my right rib cage similar to before so I'm a little concerned.
I have called my onc and he has ordered labs to be drawn tomorrow with my port flush. I don't know what he has ordered yet(talked to nurse not onc personally)
Depending on these results he may order a ct scan.
Any opinions, personal experiences, scenarios would really be appreciated.
What could he be looking for in the lab test? I assuming a cea because it is a marker for me....anything else?
Thanks in advance! Prayers also requested!
53yo married 27 years, 2 children, 24 and 25
Diagnosed april 23,2015 rectosigmoid
Starting CEA 1845
Port placement and liver bx April 27
Folfox started april 29
Avastin added on May 6
Stage IV crc with mets to 50% of liver
10/13/15 dc'd transfusion #12...toxic
Pet/ct scan on 11/3/15
20% liver resected all margins clear 11/30/15
8/18/15 cea 21.
9/15/15 cea 13.9
10/13/15 cea 14.4
1/22/2016 cea 2.5
LAR 02/15/16 all clear