beach sunrise wrote:... It seems like just cea is not enough and there are many other markers that could be useful. I just don't know what exactly to ask for so I am researching.
beach sunrise wrote: .. I am worried since cea and inflammation is still high that maybe something was missed/not caught on scans I've had so far. Any thoughts?
beach sunrise wrote:Hi All, been battling rectal cancer since Aug 2019. Neo-adjuvant chemorad 6 wks (5FU only for chemo). Clinical stage T3N0. Surgery 2 mths ago, path report T4bN1aM0, clear margins. My worry is CEA was 24 at surgery and now right before 1st adjuvant FOLFOX is still high 7.0. Inflammation levels are on high side also. I won't get genetic testing report until Monday, I will have to ask for it I guess as they haven't offered to tell me its in. I am worried since cea and inflammation is still high that maybe something was missed/not caught on scans I've had so far. Any thoughts?
beach sunrise wrote:I think same. Cancer is camping out somewhere but not detected on CTs, MRIs or PET. CRP was very high also so I went to see a nutritionalist and found out I am gluten sensitive, low testrostorone/estrogen and high cholerestrol. I am watching the gluten and noticed the CRP has went down 40 points in a week to 90 now. I feel like I am getting no answers I need and onc just says folfox will tell if we have managed the cancer. I will tell him tomorrow about the extra blood work I had 2 wks ago with the nutritionalist. He will likely not be happy with me but it is what it is.
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