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    Fiaaz asked a questionColorectal (Colon) Cancer

    Are there approved tests that can determine whether there is still cancer cells in my body.

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      Christiana3

      I am not sure I understand what you are asking, sorry! We all have cancer cells in our body and everybody has a CEA of 3-5. Certain things trigger the cancer cells to grow. If you have a CEA of three that is fantastic and I am not sure why you want to do chemo. I would think they would monitor you to see if it increases. If I mis-read the question, I'm sorry and will blame it on chemo brain lol! Good Luck and Big Hug.

      about 5 years ago
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      hoda

      Black seed is a herb you can add it to your salad and also oil you can add it to some juice and drink it( it taste bad ... ) but I add it to honey and works great with me. you can find it in any store sells Arabian or Indian food.

      about 5 years ago
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      hoda

      Black seed called ( habet elbarakah)

      about 5 years ago
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    Fiaaz asked a questionColorectal (Colon) Cancer

    Are there approved tests that can determine whether there is still cancer cells in my body.

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      lilymadeline

      There are no tests that can see every single cell in the human body, not yet anyway but I am sure that sometime in the future someone will develop something.
      So there is no way to know now if 100% of the cancer is gone, but your oncologist can definitely get a very good idea by scans and blood work. In fact everybody has cancer cells in their body, but not everybody has active cancer cells in their body...but again hopefully one day soon they will be able to discover something that can do this!

      about 5 years ago
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      AmyJo

      They can do blood tests, CEA to measure active cancer - usually they are run periodically. For me it's once a month.
      ~Never Lose Hope~

      about 5 years ago
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      SueRae1

      There are blood tests that can measure the cancer markers and scans that can visual confirmation that they see no cancer. That said, there is no definitive way to know that every last cancer cell has been eradicated. My cancers were caught early and markers were normal. The best they can do is tell you if your are in remission or as they now call NED (no evidence of disease). Cancer is a tricky devil and a few stray cells can stick around for decades before they grow and make a reappearance. As Lilymadeline said hopefully one day soon they will be able to develop a definitive test

      about 5 years ago