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If cea does not decrease after 3 cycles of irinotecan does

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If cea does not decrease after 3 cycles of irinotecan does this mean it's not working?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Gupta replied 2 years ago.
Dr. Gupta :

Hello & welcome! If you have any questions after reading my answer, be sure to let me know.

Dr. Gupta :

Generally speaking you are correct,

Dr. Gupta :

If the CEA levels fail to come down after multiple cycles of chemotherapy, then it is likely that the treatment may not be effective

Dr. Gupta :

It would be prudent to look at other treatment options after talking to your oncologist in this situation

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Please leave a positive feedback, and get back for any clarifications,

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Customer:

Thx. U see he started irinotecan October . Cea sept was 8 and then the cea for dec was 9.

Customer:

He has 1 liver met 16 mm and 1 aortocaval

Customer:

And 1 aortocaval node of 10 mm

Customer:

Can the irinotecan treat this and also stop further metastases?

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