Tumour markers have increased from 700 to 1000 for CEA testing. Fatigue and abdominal cramps from colon cancer spread to liver. Can anything be don?
No. Unfortunately the options at this point are limited. We have to shift our goals from curing to caring.
Is the chemoembolization possible with tumor in liver 15 CM & 7.5 cm! With fatigue & dysfunction liver as well! Sh is 65 yrs and had colon cancer?
Colon cancer 3yrs ago. Surgery, 2spots was in liver. Chemo for 2yrs. Now z tumor is 15 cm& 7.5 wiz spots in lungs! Fatigue &dysfunction liver. What help?
NCI. It does not seem as though surgery is an option for you at this time. Body-wide treatment such as chemotherapy is going to be the preferred way to treat this. Seek care at a national cancer institute designated comprehensive cancer center. This will give you the best access to available clinical trials. Another option is to go to the website www.Cancer.Gov and click in the clinical trial link! Read more...
Crampy lower abdomen, aches felt in stomach and pellet like stool. Great grandma had colon cancer at 70 but my grandma and mom are fine? Ibs or more?
Crampy abd pain. The symptoms of colon cancer are a change in bowel habits, blood in stools, pain or pressure in abd or pelvis. Your symptoms if normal for you, seem to be more likely related to poor diet, not enough water intake, and lack of exercise. So try drinking more water, eating foods that have whole wheat and are not processed, and exercising. Read more...
A friend has been told they have colon cancer, diagnosed via a tumour marker blood test, high cea, CT scan showed contained mass. Is this conclusive?
No, but... But very suspicious for colon cancer. If your friend is similar in age to yourself a mass in the colon on ct scan is cancer until proven otherwise. And cea levels can go up for other reasons but, given the mass, they would strongly favor cancer. But to answer your question "no"... They are not definitive. You would need a piece of the mass under a microscope to prove definitively its cancer. Read more...