Thx. It was as follows
colon surgery march - dukes c1
xeloda 4 cycles only
sept cea - 9.8
oct cea- 8 ( for some reason there was a drop after stopping chemo)
sept pet scan - liver met
oct - irinotecan started
dec cea - 9
can this mean chemo not working as no decrease?
Oh I see. Is it better in a way in terms of prognosis that a person was a stage 3 but then developed a liver met after surgery rather than first diagnosed at stage 4?
Ok thx .
My dad had another cea done today .
it was 10 . And December was 9. October was 8 and irinotecan was started in October.
as there seems to be a rise each month is chemo not working ?
How can I do that ?