CT scan

MelanieT
MelanieT Member Posts: 186
Ohhhh scan days how we hate thee!!! Chris just had his 1 year scan today. Crossing our fingers its good news and that we can celebrate the 1 year NED mark! They did say his bilirubin went up to 1.9 (what ever that means) but his CEA went down to 1.5! Hope everyone is doing well ( the best we know how)

Loves,
Mel

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  • CherylHutch
    CherylHutch Member Posts: 1,375
    1st year scan
    Good luck on Chris's scan!! When you get the results, do keep us posted. We love to hear reports on clear scans!!

    Cheryl
  • MelanieT
    MelanieT Member Posts: 186

    1st year scan
    Good luck on Chris's scan!! When you get the results, do keep us posted. We love to hear reports on clear scans!!

    Cheryl

    i definetly will Cheryl
    i definetly will Cheryl thank you for the luck!! Always wanted :)

    Mel
  • Lori-S
    Lori-S Member Posts: 1,277 Member
    Hey Mel
    Good luck! Sending out some good vibes for a great CT for Chris.
  • Buzzard
    Buzzard Member Posts: 3,043 Member
    Lori-S said:

    Hey Mel
    Good luck! Sending out some good vibes for a great CT for Chris.

    Melanie......CEA lookin good !!!!!
    should have a great scan......

    billirubin....Hyperbilirubinemia is where the bilirubin level in the blood is higher than normal.

    Mild rises in bilirubin may be caused by:

    * Hemolysis or increased breakdown of red blood cells
    * Gilbert's syndrome - a genetic disorder of bilirubin metabolism which can result in mild jaundice, found in about 5% of the population
    * Rotor syndrome: non-itching jaundice, with rise of bilirubin in the patient's serum, mainly of the conjugated type.

    Moderate rise in bilirubin may be caused by:

    * Drugs (especially antipsychotic, some sex hormones, and a wide range of other drugs)

    * Hepatitis (levels may be moderate or high)
    * Chemotherapy


    So the billirubin is up for one of two reasons....either chemotherapy or sex hormones...either way, not to worry..........Tell him hang in there.........love to you both.......buzz
  • AnneCan
    AnneCan Member Posts: 3,673 Member
    Good luck
    I hope the scan results are great; he sure has a great CEA number.
  • MelanieT
    MelanieT Member Posts: 186
    Lori-S said:

    Hey Mel
    Good luck! Sending out some good vibes for a great CT for Chris.

    thank you Lori :)

    thank you Lori :)
  • MelanieT
    MelanieT Member Posts: 186
    Buzzard said:

    Melanie......CEA lookin good !!!!!
    should have a great scan......

    billirubin....Hyperbilirubinemia is where the bilirubin level in the blood is higher than normal.

    Mild rises in bilirubin may be caused by:

    * Hemolysis or increased breakdown of red blood cells
    * Gilbert's syndrome - a genetic disorder of bilirubin metabolism which can result in mild jaundice, found in about 5% of the population
    * Rotor syndrome: non-itching jaundice, with rise of bilirubin in the patient's serum, mainly of the conjugated type.

    Moderate rise in bilirubin may be caused by:

    * Drugs (especially antipsychotic, some sex hormones, and a wide range of other drugs)

    * Hepatitis (levels may be moderate or high)
    * Chemotherapy


    So the billirubin is up for one of two reasons....either chemotherapy or sex hormones...either way, not to worry..........Tell him hang in there.........love to you both.......buzz

    Love you too Buzz and I know
    Love you too Buzz and I know i will always get the best advice from you!!! thank you
  • MelanieT
    MelanieT Member Posts: 186
    AnneCan said:

    Good luck
    I hope the scan results are great; he sure has a great CEA number.

    Me too Ann thank you so much

    Me too Ann thank you so much
  • Nana b
    Nana b Member Posts: 3,030 Member
    MelanieT said:

    Me too Ann thank you so much

    Me too Ann thank you so much

    Holding my breath until the
    Holding my breath until the good news comes in. Great CEA!!!