I am a colon cancer survivor from August 2003. Brief history: Locally advanced Stage 4 colon cancer 8/20 lymph node involvement. Colon cancer started in the ce*** colon extended across the pelvis and attached itself on to the sigmoid colon. The whole right side of the colon is gone.
I was left with a tranverse colon and part of the descending colon which has been temporarily disconnected. I have an illeostomy on the right side and a draining mucous fistula on the left which is part of the disconnected colon. Last pet scan January 2006 is normal. CEA has been 0.5 all along. I had chemo and pelvic radiation in 2004. Since 2004 I have developed this anemia which they now say I have myloid dysplasia syndrome. I receive transfusions every 6 weeks. On May 30th I developed very sharp stomach pains near the navel. I had no nausea or vomiting but I did have
alot of gas and diarrhea. I was admitted into the hospital because I felt very dizzy. Thru blood tests they found that my amlase and lipase was slightly elevated. I was given IV"s to be hydrated and the lipase and amylase came back to normal values the next day. I repeated the lipase and amylase the following week after being discharged from the hospital. Now they are even more higher. Amylase at 199, Lipase at 489, CA 19.9 IS 65.3. I still have diarrhea, not much pain, no jaundice. I had a sonogram of the liver and gall bladder which was normal. I am scheduled to have an MRI of the liver and pancreas on Wed. JUne 28th. I am completely panicking that the colon cancer which was in the abdomen has mets to the pancreas. Has anybody out there with pancreatic cancer had elevated lipase and amylase? I have no weight loss. I am beside myself that this adenocarcinoma has come back. Or my just panicking. Fran