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
Sigmoid colon resection 9/18
Adenocarcinoma, G2, T3N0M0..or so we thought
KRAS/BRAF wild
Liver biopsy is malignant, stage iv now boys!
Delivered healthy baby 3/19
FOLFOX + Avastin 5/19
CEA 167 to 24 after 4 rounds
Liver resection 8/28/19
NED!! CEA 2.3

Claudine
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Location: Montana

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 04/2018 (51 yo). MSS, KRAS mutated G12A
No primary, lytic tumor L4 vertebrae, CEA 10
Radiation 04/2018
Resection small intestine 05/18 (no cancer found - Crohn's)
Xelox * 6, 05/2018 to 10/2018
6.7 cm left adrenal mass 03/14/2019, 4.4 cm 05/21, 4.1 cm 09/16
SBRT L4 02/2019
Folfiri + Avastin
CEA since 03/15: 58, then low of 3.2 now at 5.0 (twice)
Scan 03/14: Multiple small lung nodules
Scan 05/21: shrinking
Scan 09/16: lungs show no abnormalities (YAY!!!)

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 (8) and lucky stepmom of 14 and 16 year olds
9/17/18 DX stage 4 CRC w inoperable liver mets
9/20/18 CEA 931
10/1/18 FOLFOX + Vectibix planned 12 rounds
12/12/18 CT scan showed typhlitis (7 days in hospital) but largest met down to 5 cm. Chemo holiday.
12/26/18 CEA 4.6
1/14/18 Resume chemo (#6-8)
3/27/19 HAI pump placement / colon resection
4/8/19 Resume chemo (#9-19) FOLFOX (no OX) + Vectibix
5/20/19 CEA 1.3
7/19/19 1st liver resection
10/16/19 2nd liver resection

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
Sigmoid colon resection 9/18
Adenocarcinoma, G2, T3N0M0..or so we thought
KRAS/BRAF wild
Liver biopsy is malignant, stage iv now boys!
Delivered healthy baby 3/19
FOLFOX + Avastin 5/19
CEA 167 to 24 after 4 rounds
Liver resection 8/28/19
NED!! CEA 2.3

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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CRguy
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Re: CEA dropped!

Postby CRguy » Mon May 20, 2019 7:28 pm

AmyG wrote: 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:


WORD !!!!

Keep rockin' it ole skule

Best wishes
CRguy
Caregiver x 4
Stage IV A rectal cancer/lung met
12 Year survivor
my life is an ongoing totally randomized UNcontrolled experiment with N=1 !
Review of my Journey so far

Rock_Robster
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Location: Melbourne, Australia

Re: CEA dropped!

Postby Rock_Robster » Tue May 21, 2019 1:27 am

AmyG wrote:167 down to 98 after one cycle.

Outstanding!

I was also warned it could go up during treatment, but the above is a great trend to continue with :D
Male 37; Melbourne, Australia
10/2018 Dx 3.5cm RC adenocarcinoma, 12cm from AV
Mod diff, EMVI+ LVI+ PNI-
3 LN; 4 liver mets, resectable
pT3pN1aM1a; Stage IVa. MSS, NRAS (G13R)
CEA: Oct-18= 12; Nov-18= 14, Mar-19= 2.4, Aug-19 <2.0
11/18 - FOLFOX x 6
3/19 - Liver resection
4-5/19 - 25 x pelvic radiation; complete met. response, TRG 3
07/19 - ULAR (robot), temp ileo, 1/27 LN
08/19 - Missed liver spot
08-11/19 - FOLFOX x 1, FOLFOXIRI x 1, FOLFIRI x 5
12/19 - Planned liver resection #2 & stoma reversal


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