Jan 03, 2014 - 3:45 am
My last three CEA results were under 1 to 1.1 to 3.0. I know that 3 is still normal but the fact that it has risen the last two times is concerning. Last January an MRI detected three liver tumors (two small and one larger). After four treatments of FILFIRI and Erbitux the f/u MRI only detected the larger tumor (which had shrunk). The larger tumor was removed via surgery and an ultrasound of the liver done during surgery did not show any other tumors. My fear is that the smaller tumors had shrunk beyond detection but they may still be there and growing now that the chemo had stopped...
Well a new round of scans are scheduled for the end of the month.
And then there is the TC follow-up required as well. The onc is planning to do another ultrasound at the end of the month to f/u on the small cystic focus detected in a testicular ultrasound last month.
What a roller coaster ride this cancer battle is? Filled with highs and lows, celebration and worries, and rolling at a very fast pace.
My 50th birthday is on Jan 27. The best present I could receive would be some good news.
Bless you all.