May 23, 2013 - 6:33 am
First day of chemo today! Port put in day before yesterday and its still really sore. Icing it on and off helps. Hopefully they will numb it.
I have a question about the CEA. I know if it rises or is high, it indicates cancer somewhere. But my oncologist said some colorectal cancers do not show up on a CEA. What number is normal? What is high? Prior to surgery, mine was 8. Does that indicate anything? It hasnt been tested again.