High tumor markers (CA) but clear scans.

injapan
injapan Member Posts: 5 Member
edited January 18 in Colorectal Cancer #1

Hello everyone,

My first post. I have elevated Carcinoembryonic Antigen or CA levels of 150. However the PET and echo are clean.

What does this mean?

We are at a loss. I am currently doing chemo of Oxaliplatin.

Many thanks for reading.

Comments

  • SnapDragon2
    SnapDragon2 Member Posts: 683 Member

    How many rounds of chemo?

    What was starting CEA point before chemo?

    What do other markers look like (high/low/normal range)?

    What do inflammation markers show?

  • injapan
    injapan Member Posts: 5 Member

    Hello SnapDragon2,

    Many thanks for your reply.

    This is only my second cycle. No side effects yet luckily. The starting CA marker was 31.


    I attached my blood tests.

    Thabk you again,

  • SnapDragon2
    SnapDragon2 Member Posts: 683 Member

    If its only your second infusion I would wait until 4-6 infusions and CEA should start coming down. If not I would ook into more expanded bloodwork beyond SOC.

    Your hemocrit and hemogloblin are low and glucose high. I would work on those.

    MCV is good at 90. Make sure it doesn't go below that though. Research MCV and survival island. There are papers on it.

    and the others I mentioned.

    This site will not let anyone give opinions or discuss things so you could also go to colontalk for some great info and discussion.

  • injapan
    injapan Member Posts: 5 Member

    Thank you very very much.

    Sincerely,

  • injapan
    injapan Member Posts: 5 Member

    Hello SnapDragon2,

    The marker came down from 160 to 119 in two weeks!

    Feeling more positive now. You were right about waiting.

    Thank you

  • pamness
    pamness Member Posts: 524 Member

    I not sure if this is helpful, but I was diagnosed with stage 3a colon cancer in 2007. My CEA was all over the map, before treatment, during treatment and after treatment. It has been 15 years and I am still cancer free.

  • injapan
    injapan Member Posts: 5 Member

    thank you pamness. encouraging to hear.

    Sincerely,