CEA dropped!

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AmyG
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CEA dropped!

Postby AmyG » Tue May 14, 2019 4:30 pm

167 down to 98 after one cycle.

Tell me that's a good response? :lol:
42 dx @ 9wks pregnant w/baby #8 8/18
Originally thought to be stage 2, no lymphnodes involved 9/18
Spot on liver found prior to bowel resection 9/18
Liver biopsy, it's malignant 12/18
Stage IV, 1 liver met 4.7cm
2019 plan is to deliver baby early and start FOLFOX w/Avastin

Claudine
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Re: CEA dropped!

Postby Claudine » Tue May 14, 2019 4:32 pm

That's fantastic AmyG! And from our own (albeit limited) experience, it should keep dropping :D

Claudine
Wife of Dx 04/18 (51 yrs old then)
No primary found, lytic tumor L4 vertebrae, CEA 10
Radiation 04/18
Resection small intestine 05/18 (activity on PET scan, but no cancer found)
Xelox * 6, 05/17 to 10/18
5.3 cm hypermetabolic left adrenal mass 01/19
SBRT L4 02/19
Folfiri + Avastin
CEA 58 03/15
CEA 17 03/29
CEA 10 04/12
CEA 6.4 04/26
CEA 5 05/10

stu
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Re: CEA dropped!

Postby stu » Tue May 14, 2019 4:41 pm

Yippee!!! That’s a brilliant drop. Sounds like it’s in full surrender mode .
So pleased for you ,
Court
supporter to my mum who lives a great life despite a difficult diagnosis
stage4 2009 significant spread to liver
2010 colon /liver resection
chemo following recurrence
73% of liver removed
enjoying life treatment free
2016 lung resection
Oct 2017 nice clear scan . Two lung nodules disappeared
Oct 2018. Another clear scan .

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ginabeewell
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Re: CEA dropped!

Postby ginabeewell » Tue May 14, 2019 5:23 pm

My doctor warned me that it could actually rise before it dropped, but mine dropped at my first read too. I'm so happy to read yours did - for me it was a big sigh of relief to know that things were moving in the right direction!

How have you been feeling now that you've started treatment?
45 year old mom of twins (7) and lucky stepmom of 13 and 15 year olds
9/11/18 colonoscopy
9/17/18 DX stage 4 CRC with inoperable liver metastasis (largest 11 cm)
9/20/18 CEA 931
10/1/18 FOLFOX + Vectibix planned 12 rounds
12/12/18 Routine scan picked up typhlitis - hospital stay for 7 days - but largest met down to 5 cm. Chemo holiday.
12/26/18 CEA 4.6!
1/14/18 Resume chemo (rounds 6-8)
3/27/19 Surgery: HAI pump placement / colon resection; liver resection to follow
CEA 2.6!!

AmyG
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Re: CEA dropped!

Postby AmyG » Tue May 14, 2019 7:03 pm

ginabeewell wrote:
How have you been feeling now that you've started treatment?



Honestly, I'm feeling fantastic. No real side effects other than the first bite and my mouth feels prickly when I drink anything. Food has lost all flavor until a few days ago. But overall, no complaints!

Don't tell anyone, but the 2 hour drive alone, the 3 hours in the chair with no one taking to me and the drive home was really relaxing!! :shock:
42 dx @ 9wks pregnant w/baby #8 8/18
Originally thought to be stage 2, no lymphnodes involved 9/18
Spot on liver found prior to bowel resection 9/18
Liver biopsy, it's malignant 12/18
Stage IV, 1 liver met 4.7cm
2019 plan is to deliver baby early and start FOLFOX w/Avastin

Soccermom2boys
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Joined: Tue Nov 10, 2015 10:29 pm

Re: CEA dropped!

Postby Soccermom2boys » Tue May 14, 2019 8:50 pm

AmyG wrote:
Don't tell anyone, but the 2 hour drive alone, the 3 hours in the chair with no one taking to me and the drive home was really relaxing!! :shock:


Says the mother of 8! :lol: :lol:

Soooo happy to hear the great response both numerically and physically, let’s hope that is the way it continues throughout for you. Keep the updates coming, love hearing the positivity you exude!
8/3/15 Went in with a hemorrhoid, came out with a tumor
8/12/15 Biopsy from colonoscopy confirms RC (45 yrs old--zero family history!)
9/21 - 10/29/15 chemorad 28 tx (with Xeloda)
12/17/15 APR with perm colostomy
Pathology report stages me as IIIA (T2N1M0)--1/15 LN detects cancer
2/3/16 chemo port inserted
2/8-6/2/16 8 rounds of Folfox


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