Nov 06, 2010 - 2:13 pm
He was diagnosed a year ago last Aug '09. He had chemo and radiation prior to his surgery last Dec.'09. He had chemo following surgery -- after he healed from C-diff which he contracted it from UCLA. He has only been off chemo for 7 months and his last blood work showed a slight elevation in his CEA levels. So, they did a blood test to check his tumor markers and were told they are very high. 179 and normal is 35. So, we are back in the battle to fight this horrible cancer once again. He had a CT scan done yesterday, Fri. Nov 5th. Hoping for results on Monday.
He was only 39 at time of diagnoses. He just turned 41 on Nov. 1st, the day his oncologist told him about his tumor markers. We have two girls, ages 9 and 5. We're not giving up and we are fighting. I am researching all I can. I am very encouraged about the Her2 gene test and the KRAS test. I will be asking his Dr. about those on Monday.
I also think he should do a bone scan because that's something they haven't done yet. Do you guys think so too? What else do I need to ask the dr? Am I missing anything?