Breaking news (from 10 days ago) - Scanned August 27th and my review appointment with the oncologist was Sept. 12th. It was clear!!!
CEA was 2.4. I’m not a smoker but it appears to be my normal.
In March 2020 it will be a CEA test only, no ultra sound or x-ray, then next scan in August. If all is good next August there will only be CEA tests after that to 5 years.
No more scans? I’m having trouble reconciling that when one of the items the oncologist brought up at my first appointment 21 months ago was survival rates with a 3C diagnosis.
Best wishes to everyone.
CC Dx 102017 age 58
Lap. right hemi-colectomy Dec 2017
Adenocarcinoma ascending colon – 6cm x 6cm x 2cm, Low Grade, penetrates to peritoneum
T4a N2a M0, Stage IIIC
lymph nodes 6 positive out of 18
FOLFOX start Jan/18 end Aug/8 (felt like a year)
CEA - 01/15/18-2.8; 07/29/18-5.3; 09/19-2.4; 03/20-2.7; 09/20-2.9
CT scan 08/18 - Clear; 10/19 - Clear; * 10/20 - 8mm & 6mm nodules in liver
PET scan 09/18 (thought about bringing the cat
) - Clear
Colonoscopy Dec 7 2018 - Clear - Next in 3 years?