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Jay Lake
Date: 2012-11-24 07:07
Subject: [cancer] Another CEA update
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Tags:cancer, health, personal
Yesterday I got the results of an updated CEA test from the bloodwork taken this past Tuesday. I'm up another 0.5 ng/mL, which would not ordinarily be good news.

Here's the recent trend history.

8/13/2012 - 3.5
11/8/2012 - 4.6
11/20/2012 - 5.1

My oncologist's comment is:
"I have seen this before when the tumor marker number is going up, but the scan looks improved. It may be that the cancer cells dying is elevating the level in the blood stream. We will just have to continue to monitor the scans."

Based on the CT outcomes, I'm not alarmed by this. You might, however, imagine that I am somewhat disappointed.

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User: melissajm
Date: 2012-11-24 16:30 (UTC)
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I hope it's cancer cells dying in vast numbers, and never coming back.
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User: deborahjross
Date: 2012-11-24 17:08 (UTC)
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Cancer cells dying is a hopeful thought.
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User: yourbob
Date: 2012-11-24 19:37 (UTC)
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Continued good thoughts
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User: mmegaera
Date: 2012-11-24 22:26 (UTC)
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DIE, cancer cells! DIE!
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Little and foxy and sexy... what more do you want?
User: little_foxy
Date: 2012-11-25 22:43 (UTC)
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Okay based on the oncologist's comments, let's go with the higher the number the more cancer cells that are dying!!!

So numbers going up is a good thing!

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