Aug 03, 2012 - 12:32 pm
My CEA jumped from 4.2 in April to 5.2 in July. My previous high had been 4.6 so I thought my cancer had come back. I just had another CEA and it dropped to 5.0 so I guess I am OK. My doctor has cancelled the Sept. CEA and I am back on quarterly CEA testing. I have gone over 3.5 years NED. I have a question for the Board. Has anyone experienced or heard of a "cure" for someone who is Stage iv and has only had chemo? I know that people that have had mets to their liver and had them removed surgically have been "cured". The reason I ask is that I recently read about a theory that cancer tumors can produce stem cells that are not killed by chemo and that is why there is recurrance after chemo.I am Stage iv and my tumor in the liver disappeared after 10 rounds of Folfox and so far has not come back.