I'm a caregiver to my mom who has stage IV CRC and was NED for 2+ years. After a routine test the doctors noticed an elevated CEA of 12.5 and found two lesions on her liver (2.5 cm and 10mm). The doctor ordered more tests/scans (MRI, CT), then a biopsy confirming the recurrence. He recommended 6 rounds of chemo and no surgery (not sure why).
The doctor also suggested that she may be doing chemo indefinitely (lower dosage) to help prevent future recurrence. She starts chemo in 7 days.
Any perspectives on the treatment plan above? Any thoughts on how to prepare for chemo?
Mom (58) has RC stage 4, 1 metastasized to liver, stage 1A lung.
Chemo/radiation 6/2016 - 11/2016
Radiation therapy to treat stage 1 lung cancer 10/15/2016
Liver ablation (colorectal cancer liver metastasis) 11/20/2016
LAR surgery - 11/30/2016
Recovery - tests are looking good 1/1/2017
Radiation therapy 1/15/2017
Radiation therapy completed 3/24/2017
Recurrence - liver - 2/2019
Chemo - 3/2019