May 17, 2004 - 3:32 pm
my dad had his last of 3 surgeries in november/december. right before x-mas, we got the great news that they had removed all the tumors from his colon and lungs and that they believed him to be "cancer free". now, 5 months later, his CEA level has increased from a 0.3 to a 6 and his chest scan has revealed a "mass" on his right lung. he is supposed to see his regular oncologist this week and then go to duke next week to see his surgeon to decide what to do next. every indication tells me that this "mass" is not good. i have also heard that if the cancer returns sooner than 1 year, that is not good, either. does anyone have any information or words of hope on this topic?