Recently diagnosed

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Re: Recently diagnosed

Postby Koreysue » Tue Jan 31, 2023 2:28 pm

Glad you are pursuing a further check- up due to CEA rise, as it is better safe than sorry- but CEA can be fickle for some. Mine has bounced around throughout my 5 years since diagnosis. Drives me crazy. You should start to get a good idea what your baseline is after treatment and side effects are done, and then the doc will watch for trend rising upward from check to check. That seems to be more of a concern than one jump up that then falls back down.
Wishing you well,
Dx: 6/2017 stage 3 CC
Sigmoid, 2 nodes
CEA at dx: 6.1
Sigmoid Colectomy/folfox (last chemo (1/31/18)
CEA 4/2018: 2.4
CEA 7/2018: 3.7
Colonoscopy 8/18 clean
PET scan 8/20/18 NED
CEA 11/2018: 3.8
CEA 2/2019: 3.2
CT NED 6/18/19 / CEA : 3.4
CEA 10/21/19: 3.2
CEA 3/9/20: 3.8
CT NED /CEA 6/17/20: 3.8
CEA 11/4/20 4.6 <——— whyyyy? (will retest in a few weeks)
CT NED 12/1/20 CEA: 3.5
CEA 5/21 4.2
CEA 10/21 3.4
colonoscopy 10/21 10mm polyp
CEA 4/22 3.7
CEA 7/22 3.8
CEA 12/22 4
CEA 1/22 3.2 and NED 5yr scan

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Re: Recently diagnosed

Postby CRguy » Wed Feb 22, 2023 4:54 pm

Sending best wishes to you in this and the "Canuck" topic.

Just checking in to see if you have any updates from your recent posts.

Cheers and Harmony on the Journey
Caregiver x 4
Stage IV A rectal cancer/lung met
17 Year survivor
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