Mar 21, 2004 - 3:03 pm
I just found out from my oncologist Friday that my CEA after colon surgery was 1.0 although I had two small mets to the liver (one was removed for a biopsy and confirmed as cancer). I met with my surgical oncologist yesterday and he wants to leave the other met on the liver to see how chemo will work (I start friday with the 5-FU, Camptosar, Leucovorin and will be his first patient using Avastin). My oncologist is very positive and has talked with my surgical oncologist about wether he will still remove it when he kills it with chemo.
My question is this, does anyone else have the type of cancer that doesn't produce CEA? If so, what do you use as a marker to see if the chemo is working?