DocSavage wrote:Well as we say in Texas - poop! I got a call from the oncologist and my scan showed mets to both lobes of my liver and possibly one on a lung. The next step is a PET scan and then a biopsy to confirm that is recurrent CRC.
I forgot what protocol he said we would follow - but it something and pill form and infusion every three weeks.
CEA never budged....
I guess CEA isn't a good marker for you. You might try one of the other tests, CA 19-9, LDH, etc, and see if one of them works better as a gauge.
Didn't your original CT scan have some non-diagnostic spots in the liver and lungs? Weren't they doing regular monitoring of them, like an occasional scan just to check on them?
The PET should help confirm or exonerate them. And the biopsy should let you know if it's CRC (which is most likely).
Pill + infusion sounds like Xeliri regimen: Xeloda + Irinotecan. Hopefully, it'll obliterate them in no time. You might consider an HAI pump, depending on the number and size of those liver mets. It eliminated my tumors (I had ones in every segment of my liver), and my liver has been clear for 7 years now.
Hang in there!