Abnormal CEA, 11 years NED and it’s OK!

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Abnormal CEA, 11 years NED and it’s OK!

Postby radnyc » Thu Nov 18, 2021 8:48 pm

Haven’t posted in a while. But hoping to give some people hope.

I’ve been cancer free for 11 years now, from a stage IV diagnosis. My cea has averaged around 8 in all that time, and that’s how it is. It was very stressful at times but I’ve finally accepted the fact that that’s a normal reading for me. And for many others as well. CEA can be high in people with no signs of cancer as well as in people like me who are by most statistics CURED. For a lot of us here in the same boat, try not to stress it’s just the way it is. Stay positive and live your life to the fullest!


DX Jan '10, at 47
Feb - colon resection - 2/17 nodes
April - liver mets - Stage 4
3 months Folfox chemotherapy
August '10 liver resection and HAI pump
7 months chemo FUDR HAI and Folfiri systemic
NED since August 2010
Last treatment April '11
HAI Pump removed Dec '15

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Re: Abnormal CEA, 11 years NED and it’s OK!

Postby DarknessEmbraced » Sun Nov 21, 2021 11:08 am

Diagnosed 10/28/14, age 36
Colon Resection 11/20/14, LAR (no illeo)
Stage 2a colon cancer, T3NOMO
Lymph-vascular invasion undetermined
0/22 lymph nodes
No chemo, no radiation
Clear Colonoscopy 04/29/15
NED 10/20/15
Ischemic Colitis 01/21/16
NED 11/10/16
CT Scan moved up due to high CEA 08/21/17
NED 09/25/17
NED 12/21/18
Clear colonoscopy 09/23/19
Clear 5 year scans 11/21/19- Considered cured! :)

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