Has anyone had my sisters situation?
My sister was diagnosed with colon cancer
> last Nov at the age of 36. The tumor had
> penetrated the bowel wall and 5 plus lymph
> nodes were positive. She went through 6
> months of chemo therapy and 6 weeks of
> radiation on the abdomen area.
> At the time of surgery her CEA level was
> 68. Then it reduced to 8 and then down
> to 2 during her chemotherapy. She had
> five CEA tests below 2 and clear CAT
> Her CEA test has slowly risen to 3.4, 4.8.
> She had a PET scan on Christmas Eve.
> I talked to her nurse yesterday, there
> were abnormalities in the lung and some
> type of activity is going on. They are
> not certain what. She will have a chest
> x-ray and CAT scan next week. We will
> also get another CEA test back. The nurse
> said that the doctor was expecting to
> find something. If the spot is in a
> place they can get to, they can do a
> procedure and drain it to do a biopsy.
> She said it is possibly cancer and
> explains why her CEA has risen.
> Treatment would be chemo and possibly
> It appears to have spread to her lungs.
> Does anyone have any encouraging info to share with me?