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CEA Count ????
Aug 3, 2006
... Decide on Xeloda, 6 months later, when getting CEA test before last go around of Xeloda. Results come back showing elevated CEA count. Previous count was 5 and now its 9. Doc calls me up and tells me the news. Totally ruins my day. Big SIGH and that HEAVY SINKING feeling is back big time. So much for sleep. ... (11 replies)
CEA Count ????
Aug 4, 2006
... knowing that I have cancer, that my blood values are all within normal limits and my CEA levels are 2.7 . ... (11 replies)
CEA Count ????
Aug 3, 2006
... Sorry to hear about what you went through and the problems cropping up now. My husband's oncologists have never mentioned CEA counts to us. I brought them up after learning about them from reading posts about them. ... (11 replies)

... I went to get my 3rd round of FolFox yesterday but my white blood count was screwed up so I did not get it. Go again next Tue. the 27th. I saw my oncologist on Friday June 16th. I asked him about CT scans and he said "wait a year". ... (1 replies)
... from the apts. Very...very tiring, however. Initially I did have scans which were clear but because of an extremely high CEA count... ... (11 replies)
New growths
Jun 24, 2004
... Leucovorin. A few months ago, Avastin came out, and now that is added to his regimen. Last CEA count was 380. A definite improvement. His CAT scan however shows some lesions now on his lungs. ... (4 replies)
Dec 11, 2006
... ch was wonderful news. One of the lymph nodes was significantly smaller and several of the "black spots" in his liver has shrunk. The only puzzling news was his CEA count. The CT scan was the best one we had seen since treatment started yet the CEA continued to go up a bit. He had a CEA of 2562 last Dec. ... (3 replies)
Mar 21, 2004
... The CEA test is simply a tumor marker blood test. ... (2 replies)
... re not following up with regular checks for a 5 year period. I wonder if you should or could get a second opinion on that question. It is my understanding that a CEA Blood test should be done every three months and a colonoscopy every couple of years, maybe 1, then 2 and finally at the five year time. ... (31 replies)
... I have only been on this routine for a few weeks, so its to early to tell if it is having any effect yet. My last CEA count was 9.3 I will get one done before the RFA treatment, hopefully it will have gone down. And then another CEA after the RFA procedure. ... (9 replies)
... Tahb: I'm the one who originally posed the question about what is normal, and can you really have a "normal" life again after cancer. You state "Now, will our life will be same as earlier. The answer is "No". Even in non cancer people, answer is "No". Think it this way, can an old man's life be like a teenager again ?" I think we need to keep in mind that OF COURSE lives... (79 replies)
... Had a scan in April and all clear, my CEA count in January was 5.5, in April dropped to 3.9 and last month 3.1, the Doctor was happy with that, but wants me to stay on Xeloda till the end of the year. ... (31 replies)
... Hi October, I can definitely tell you that life does return to normal. I am now 65, and had my surgery and cancer when I was 60. I was reasonable fit and active for my age. I went to the gym on a regular schedule, and still do. I think I had about 8 inches of colon removed with a stage 2 tumor. With your cea count being very good and it seems like it had only begun to spread... (31 replies)
... Good news! The spot on his liver was a cyst and his CEA count dropped. The doctor said he wouldn't need any more scans, just blood work every three months. ... (8 replies)
... Well, the insurance company has denied half the tests ordered for my husband. He has had bloodwork taken (finally getting the CEA count, among other tests) but they only approved the CT scan with contrast. His oncologist apparently accepted that, so I'm hoping that means that he feels confident that he can get a realistic "picture" of any progression/spread of the disease... (2 replies)
Stage IV
Oct 15, 2006
... iver ...but they are small... the doctor is very OPTIMISTIC about her care..he said that he thinks that she can be cured..not just in moms overall cea count was like 348!! YIKES....i know..but she is on her 2nd round of chemo going on 3rd.....and i am worried because she wont hardly eat or drink anything... ... (3 replies)
CEA Count ????
Aug 24, 2006
... Read my posts. Re; Kaiser, I am in that same system in Or. They have a team of docs, get another doctor. I have found KP to be fantastic, although there some really stupid things that docs and nurses did when this all began. I had 7 mets last year, one very large one, I am down to one tiny spot, to small to tell if its cancer or not. Peace and healing. People beat... (11 replies)
CEA Count ????
Aug 17, 2006
... I have found out that there is also a scan that combines both the CT and PET scan technoligies. Its called a CT/PET scan and is the latest and best test for accurate cancer test results. I dont know if my health care provider has this new machine yet. I have an HMO (Kaiser Permanente) San Diego area. I understand that they get the results back much quickier also. I will be... (11 replies)
CEA Count ????
Aug 17, 2006
... Hi Glenn, I say ditto for the other responses. I would definitely request a PET scan, and even go to another place that may not have as long a waiting list. I've never had one myself, but I sure would feel better if I did and everything was clear. Then you can rest easier. Just MHO. B.A.Mc. (11 replies)
CEA Count ????
Aug 17, 2006
... Hi Glenn, firstly, great news on a clean colonscopy! That is wonderful. So you could watch everything but not feel any discomfort? A year after surgery, my husband had two spots show up on the liver which concerned them and we had to go to the US for a PET scan, which showed no malignancy. From that time, July 2004, there had been no change in those spots up until February of... (11 replies)

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