Oct 31, 2012 - 11:54 am
Ok...just a couple of quick questions.... How often does your onc check your CEA? My Dr ran it right before starting chemo and I asked him to do it again in Mid-September. it will be November 1st tomorrow...my next office visit. I am going on treatment #8 of Folfox out of 12 next Tuesday.,
My other question is when did your onc run follow up scans... Ct or pet scan? Did they wait until after 12 rounds of Folfox ... Did they do it right away or did you have to wait 3 months. Is it possible for them to do it before Folfox treatment is done? Part of the reason why I ask is that we will be dealing with new insurance January 1.... Which means new deductibles and the whole run around with getting things approved.
I did have a liver ultrasound recently...they did not find anything. But I have been experiencing mild abdominal pain off and on...not associated with digestion as far as I can tell. The pain is mainly in my lower abdomen just under the belly button...I have talked to the dr about it. It is not bad enough to go to the ER...it is a 3 out of 10 when it happens... It is not constant pain. But I am just worried that something could be growing....I have signet ring cell cancer...which I have been told is very aggressive. I do have a specialist picked out...but they want me to finish this course of Folfox treatment first which will be the last week in dec or first week in January.
Another quick question...how do you know when you have ascites?(sp). My belly seems a little bloated lately. Do they discover them in pet or ct scans or can the dr determine in just a regular office visit? Sorry if this one is a dumb question...but I figs red you guys would know.