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    Christiana3 posted an update

    Found out that my CEA in March was 140. It dropped to 109 in April but this is the highest it has been since I was diagnosed almost three years ago with a CEA of 250. Needless to say it wasnt a surprise with the increase in pain I had in my colon and pelvic area. Looks like this is not going away anytime soon and I will be not be off chemo for some time to come. Chemo every two weeks for almost three years is really getting tiresome along with the side effects. But I make my self do my regular routine and get up and get out and do things. Needless to say this was really a bummer.

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      AmyJo

      I'm going through the same thing right now. My CEA went up to 137.7 and it's been staying around 19. I just had another PET Scan on Monday and I'm going to the doctor today to get the results. I understand how you feel about chemo... I've been told I'll be on it for the rest of my life.
      Be kind to yourself, and ~Never Lose Hope~ God Bless

      over 5 years ago
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    Christiana3 posted an update

    I have stage IV and normally the average life span is 2 yrs with a 8-12 percent making it to five. I am feeling great and can't sit still and hardly any side effects from chemo. I am almost one year into the treatment and I am interested in finding someone who has made it more than 2 yrs with this stage and how are you doing and was there anything special you did to beat it that long? thank you!

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      bobhess

      Hi Christina my name is Bob and I too have stage iv colon cancer. I was diagnosed in Jan. of 2010. although I have not made two years yet my cancer is in remission and really feeling pretty good physically and emotionally. I continue chemo which not only has become less aggressive ,but also not as often. Hang in there, one day at a time and I believe we'll be around far longer than two years!!!

      about 7 years ago