Apr 25, 2013 - 7:01 pm
I just got my 6 month check up from the oncologist. My CT scan showed clear for the NHL lymphoms. However, I she said I had an irritable liver and the #s were off.
I had a blood panel from my regular doctor on April 20th and this panel was done today, 5 days later. The numbers had gone down between then. Oncologist said she was not worried about it since the #s went down but would see me in 3 months for a checkup and to run another blood panel. If I didn't feel "right" I was to call her and the symptoms she gave me gosh could be caused from eating bad fish! LOL She would not/could not say what caused the elevations. I point blank asked her if an infection could have caused it and my white cells were fighting it off and made the #s go down a bit. She said it was possible.
The numbers today were: Aklaline phosphatesc = 300 ; AST = 88 and ALT = 116. Compared to what is "normal" it seems very high to me but to the oncologist, she didn't seem concerned as #s went down from the 20th. I've been off the R-Chop chemo since the end of Nov 2011 and done with methotrexate shot the end of Dec 2012 so have been 4 months clear of that "stuff".
Can anyone tell me how these numbers rank? Is it the liver the last place in the body to get rid of the chemo meds? I just don't know what to think here.
Thanks for your input!