Those are really good words, HopefulandStrong, I love your attitude!
DH's CEA levels appear to be steadily rising, albeit slowly - but I don't like that trend, of course. Still, they're still low and like RADNYC pointed out, when there are still tumors there's bound to be CEA activity. DH's next scan is on Monday so hopefully we'll know a bit more. His onc isn't too concerned about the slow rise and wants him to continue Folfiri/Avastin for another 6 rounds...
Wife of Dx 04/2018 (51 yo). MSS, KRAS mutated G12A
No primary, lytic tumor L4 vertebrae, CEA 10
Resection small intestine 05/18 (activity on PET scan, no cancer found - Krohn's disease)
Xelox * 6, 05/2018 to 10/2018
6.7 cm hypermetabolic left adrenal mass 03/14/2019, 4.4 cm 05/21/2019
SBRT L4 02/2019
Folfiri + Avastin
CEA since 03/15: 58, 17, 10, 6.4, 5, 4.8, 4.2, 3.6, 3.2, 3.3, 3.2, 3.7, 4.3
Scan 05/21: Multiple small lung nodules shrinking or stable compared to 03/14 scan.