as he has tumor in as ascending colon only part of right bowel
Was removed and yes has stoma for 6 months
The bleeding from boweI is not daily it's only
at times n likhis the hosp was not worried .
He had completed 2 cycles of xeloda . But as he is finding the stoma very uncomfortable he's thinking stopping xeloda but of course we r trying to convince him to continue .
But as for the cea, what happens continue to rise each month?
Today he has been told he has bit hernia due to stoma being there .
What would you advIse? Will he need to stop xeloda or continue ?
Howwould we know if trapping the bowel and what symptoms would it cause ?
No he does
Not have any of that.
So would be best to finish xeloda off right ? When would he need a scan ?
In your experience how long does it take for a cancer to
Hes had surgery in march bt tumors elsewhere can form anytime right ?
Hi. My dad on his third cycle if xeloda today . Blood test indicated the haemaglobin levels dropped bit to before but the onco did not mention what to .
Why can this be?
Ok so not likely to be that tumor in bowel has formed agsin as initially when he was first diagnosed ,He had hidden blood in stool
For mets the cea would be much higher right ? He is having a scan in 3 weeks time
Is cea a good measure for cancer in the lymph nodes? Would a steady ruse suggest cancer in the nodes?
Yes im just so worried . He has scan in 3 weeks so worried more .U can tell I'm worried I know . Hope scan is clear
ThX for all ur help . I am very worried yes as I know that with dukes c the cancers spread alot.
If there was a recurrence, would cea levels still b high ?
How long would it usually take Since surgery ( which was in march ) for a recurrence or mets to occur ? Can it happen almost straight away ?
Sorry i forgot but have done it now