I don't want to scare you but my CEA gradually went up from .8 to 22. Over a course of six months and the pet scan showed clear, then after six months the pet scan showed something in the pelvic region. My CEA has been a good indicator for me. They put me back on Chemo FOLFIRI and now my CEA is 1.5, but I will have to possibly do surgery next month for curable intent and hopefully once and for all put this thing to bed.
If your CEA has been a good indicator for you most likely your facing a recurrence. I hope not and I hope its a false positive, but seeing the trend on how this works, typically its not a good sign, just being real my friend.
RC T3N1M0 12/16
MSS - NRAS Mutation
Chemo Rad, CCR - W&W 5/2017
CT Scan 11/2017 Liver Met 5.5cm Stable, Stage IV
Port Scheduled for 12/2017, folfox - avastin 12/2017
Blood Clot in Neck 1/2018, stop avastin, continue FolFox
LAR/Liver Resect 4/2018
Chemo Finish 8/2018
CEA highest 500, lowest .8 throughout process, waiting for latest
Recurrence left seminal vescial/pelvic sidewall - 10/7/2019 resection surgery, perm bag, requested
FolFiri 11/6 - 5 rounds