A 72-year-old female asked:
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cea is rising as soon as started irinotecan for colon cancer. primary already removed in march . then found a liver met and node. cea now 10. ?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Disease progression: This does not necessarily mean that the chemotherapy is not working. You do need to be aware of the long-term outcome. My hope is that the patient will still get several more good years. If this is you, then you have a right to know the likely effects of whatever treatments you are offered.
Answered on Jan 11, 2015
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