Feb 02, 2004 - 11:28 am
My Hubby as some of you will remember from my ramblings of days gone past has stage IV colon cancer met to liver and one lung and nodes. After three treatments (xeloda and oxliplatin) (never was good at spelling).. his cancer shrunk 50%. Now he is on treatment #6 today and in a couple of weeks we will do another CAT scan and see where we are now. The Dr. just discussed with me the CEA level which I was never told about before. He said prior to chemo the level was 694 and after the three treatments had dropped to 120. What does this mean. He tells me that it means the chemo is working... well duhhh... What do I look for, what does CEA mean and is this a question I should ask Dr. often?