Rise in CEA

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doctorsuma
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Re: Rise in CEA

Postby doctorsuma » Tue Dec 28, 2021 9:51 pm

Hi did u get an update on ur wife .I am in the same situation with my husband.He had 11 rounds of chemo had a clear pet scan except for a minor light up in his colon .The colorectal surgeon did a colonoscopy and saw a stricture which he dilated .cea was 2.4 at that time .now his cea after 3 months is 5.6! Worried about this now

ecretriever6
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Joined: Fri Oct 22, 2021 5:48 pm

Re: Rise in CEA

Postby ecretriever6 » Sun Jan 02, 2022 1:39 pm

going in for scheduled CT scan later this month. I will update after results come back.
Wife: 47 at time of DX
Diagnosed: 05/20
Surgery: 06/20
Left Sigmoid
Lymph Nodes: 18/37
Chemo: 07/20 - 12/20 (12 rounds 5fu/oxi)
Clear CT: 12/20, 07/21 (CEA1.2)
CEA pre-surgery: 2
CEA post: 1.2 - 1.9
Stage: 3c
Colonoscopy: 05/21 - 1 polyp removed

ecretriever6
Posts: 10
Joined: Fri Oct 22, 2021 5:48 pm

Re: Rise in CEA

Postby ecretriever6 » Fri Jan 14, 2022 4:37 pm

Just got new CEA results and CEA has dropped to 5.X. So happy can't remember the X. This was one month from the last one that was 9.6. CT scan here soon. So happy to get these results. I know it doesn't mean anything positive, but we will take it as a good report.
Wife: 47 at time of DX
Diagnosed: 05/20
Surgery: 06/20
Left Sigmoid
Lymph Nodes: 18/37
Chemo: 07/20 - 12/20 (12 rounds 5fu/oxi)
Clear CT: 12/20, 07/21 (CEA1.2)
CEA pre-surgery: 2
CEA post: 1.2 - 1.9
Stage: 3c
Colonoscopy: 05/21 - 1 polyp removed

prayingforccr
Posts: 213
Joined: Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:44 pm

Re: Rise in CEA

Postby prayingforccr » Fri Jan 14, 2022 4:57 pm

ecretriever6 wrote:Just got new CEA results and CEA has dropped to 5.X. So happy can't remember the X. This was one month from the last one that was 9.6. CT scan here soon. So happy to get these results. I know it doesn't mean anything positive, but we will take it as a good report.


Great news.

I’ve been stressing over my rise, but as my oncologist said, “We don’t treat blood tests. We treat scans.”
11/19: colonoscopy
12/19: diagnosed with stage 3 rectal cancer 6+cm tumor
1-3/20: 20 sessions of radiation, mon-fri capecetibine+clinical trial drug m3814
7/20: 8 treatmentsFOLFOX
11/20: Primary tumor had complete response. Possible tumor deposits on latest mri. Biopsy negative for cancer.
5/21: Multiple lung nodules (3-6mm) on ct scan
10/21: md anderson gives me 1 year without treatment/3 years with folfiri/avastin (refused)
3/22 Will begin immunotherapy/sbrt at weill cornell and nyu/langone in march


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