Feb 13, 2005 - 9:39 pm
Diagnosed and had colon resection March 2004 with 1 node of 30 was positive, tumor had penetrated colon wall (not a good thing). I also completed 12 folfox chemo treatments that ended last October. So far all has gone fairly well. The one question I have is that quite often some on this site have posted NED as reported by their doctor. Is that based on the CEA test along with CAT scan results? My doctor hasn't come right out and used the words "no evidence of disease" but says so far so good as CEA has been around 1 or below since my surgery last year. I had a cat scan before surgery and a pet scan after and have had 2 cat scans since treatment ended and now it is blood work in 3 months, oh and I will have a colonoscopy next month. So is it wait and see what comes up with each test, taking it a day at a time ? Just curious with all the experiences everyone has had. Thanks for the input!