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Hi surgery march for colon cancer . Was dukes c1. started xeloda but late . Cea was rising and recent pet scan showed 1 16 mm liver met and 1 aortocaval node .
Had 1 session folfiri but as chest tightness now only irinotecan , will irinotecan be effective and also his cea is not decreasing , it was 9.8 in august, october
October was. 8 and now dec was 9
Should the cea decrease if working ? He started this chemo in oct
U see. On xeloda cea went to 3,4,6,9.8. But after 4 cycles when stopped it fell to 8 then once this chemo started it gone up 1 point to 9. That's what I don't understand
Is irinotecan effective chemo ? Can mets still appear with it?
That's what u don't get, why they did not resect this and went for chemo ? Is it as there is the node involved ?
Well it is approachable as it's on liver edge and small he said but e said as there is a node involved vhemo
It's a aortocaval node
It's the liver surgeon who said chemo . Should get a second opinion right ? We don't want to waste time and wana gets these removed ASAP . They said that they wana target the microscopic cells by chemo ?
Cea has risen 1 point so far but should
But should decrease right?
The cea was 9 after 3 cycles . Wht is prognosis like for this situation ?
Is it true that cant be resected if you have a node ? Node was 10 mm and liver met 16mm
The suv uptake
for the liver met was 5.2. Is
Ok. Can further mets appear on irinotecan?
what if we resect it and no chemI after?