My husband was diagnosed as colon cancer on Oct 4, 2018. Did a surgery for colon and removed 30cm colon and 6 lymph nodes, where 4 out of 6 were cancer cells and said its stage is 3c. His CEA reduced to 2.2 from 19.5. We did chemo with 8 round of cycle and the last one was on May 10, 2019.
After three month of rest period, on Aug 10, 2019, on that CTS showed some nodules at lung few at right and one at left lung. Doctor referred to lung surgeon, thought it might be metastatic colon cancer. Lung surgeon decided to do surgery on right lung to get small two aggressive nodule and did on Sep 6, 2019. Now got a biopsy confirmed that it is metastatic colon caner, though his CEA level is decreasing to 1.5. When we was diagnosed for first time it was 19.5. Now doctor decided to give again next round of chemo with same dosages as he used to take, Oxaliplatin once three weeks and Xeloda two weeks and one week off for again 6 months of chemo. Then again left lung surgery.
Now I am worried that looks like same dosage doesn't work that why cancer cell is increasing and if he takes more dose he got side effects like neuropathy and skin peeling. Also is it good to do left lung surgery and then chemo or do chemo for 6 mths and surgery. Did any one face this issue. What are your suggest in this condition?
DT 41yrs 10/18 on 3C, and small nod r/l lungs
11 lap surg
12/1805/2019 CAPOX total 8cyc (inc and dec tumor)
09 thoracotomy at right lung took two nodules, still left at left lung.metastatic to lung
10-Started CAPOX again
10/31/19-2nd cycle Allergic to OX taking CAP oral chemo alone for 1 cycle, CT scan showed left nodule inc. from 5to6mm
12/19 ct scan ndoc visit 7mm. Doc want to do 3 cycles of CAP
2/18 pet n ultrasound endo confirmed metastatic to perirectal 4mm
3/16 CT new nods at r/l lungs, inc pelvis