I had a resection and chemo for 6 months in 2003. Was cancer free for 18 months and CEA level increased PET showed new tumor. Did another 6 months of chemo, as soon as we stopped it raised again. I am now on my 3 time of chemo after cea raised over 2 years and finally on PET/ct lymph nodes started lighting up. I did cyberknife....no luck. While on chemo CEA continues to raise at the rate of about 3 points a month. Last month it jumped by 50 points. This month 16 point jump. It is now 86. PET/ct every 2-3 months. Last one showed slight improvement. I just can't ignore the CEA although no one else seems concerned. Any advice?
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