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by Dennyp
Mon Jul 25, 2022 6:01 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Solitary lymph node metastasis: treatment options
Replies: 48
Views: 5984

Re: Solitary lymph node metastasis: treatment options

That’s awful, I understand why you feel that way.
by Dennyp
Mon Jul 25, 2022 4:15 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Solitary lymph node metastasis: treatment options
Replies: 48
Views: 5984

Re: Solitary lymph node metastasis: treatment options

Wow! I’m sorry to hear that! My oncologist did a biopsy prior to me starting chemo and having surgery I assume your oncologist didn’t order one?
by Dennyp
Thu Jul 21, 2022 2:02 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Increasing CEA
Replies: 26
Views: 4060

Re: Increasing CEA

My CEA today stayed the same, I assume that’s a good sign. My oncologist doesn’t seem too concerned so we’ll do a PET scan for my next routine scan.
by Dennyp
Wed Jun 22, 2022 12:49 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Increasing CEA
Replies: 26
Views: 4060

Re: Increasing CEA

My doctor wants to wait another month and do another CEA. I like this plan!
by Dennyp
Tue Jun 21, 2022 11:32 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Increasing CEA
Replies: 26
Views: 4060

Re: Increasing CEA

Awesome info, thanks!
by Dennyp
Tue Jun 21, 2022 2:38 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Increasing CEA
Replies: 26
Views: 4060

Re: Increasing CEA

Yes I have, MSS, KRAS, G12D. Not a whole lot of options is my understanding. Actually this was the results from a recurrence I had to a single lymph node. Is it possible the primary tumor was different?
by Dennyp
Tue Jun 21, 2022 2:32 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Increasing CEA
Replies: 26
Views: 4060

Re: Increasing CEA

Thanks, I never knew that. Being the optimist I am, I’m still holding out hope it’s nothing. On every CT and PET scan I’ve had they have noted gallstones, maybe that has something to do with the rise. I guess I’ll find out soon!
by Dennyp
Tue Jun 21, 2022 2:20 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Increasing CEA
Replies: 26
Views: 4060

Re: Increasing CEA

Hi Dennis, Sorry about the increase... It's so nerve wrecking :( One thing I'd ask your doc is whether you should get a PET scan instead of the usual CT. My husband had a series of "clear" CT scans despite high CEA values, and it took a PET to find a tumor in his rectum - it was most like...
by Dennyp
Tue Jun 21, 2022 11:24 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Increasing CEA
Replies: 26
Views: 4060

Re: Increasing CEA

We’ll, my CEA increased from 5.7 to 6.6 in one month, I’m guessing that’s pretty bad news. Meeting my doctor tomorrow.
by Dennyp
Tue May 31, 2022 10:30 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Increasing CEA
Replies: 26
Views: 4060

Re: Increasing CEA

When my cancer intially started I think my CEA was 32 and it was in my rectum only, once it went to my liver it shot up to 600, it started going down after getting on treatments, etc..So with that being said, your CEA based on your last statement probably is not a good indicator which is a good thi...
by Dennyp
Sun May 29, 2022 8:00 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Increasing CEA
Replies: 26
Views: 4060

Re: Increasing CEA

my cea was .8 and kept rising it is a sign that cancer is growing. Not trying to scare you but usually that's what it means. Scans are king thought and until something shows nothing to worry about. If your CEA has been a good indicator for you and its creeping up that means your cancer is growing t...
by Dennyp
Thu May 19, 2022 6:19 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Increasing CEA
Replies: 26
Views: 4060

Re: Increasing CEA

The plan is to do another CEA in a month. If it’s still elevated we’ll do a PET scan.
by Dennyp
Tue May 17, 2022 7:33 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Increasing CEA
Replies: 26
Views: 4060

Re: Increasing CEA

Well technically I think you’d meet some peoples’ criteria for a review, which is 3 consecutive increases with one of those being above 5.7. However a ‘review’ in this case usually means imaging, which you’ve done and all was good - so I’d say in this case it’s good news! As you now doubt know CEA ...

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