If colon cancer was there several can chemotherapy actually cause cancer to spread? As all was fine before chemo (no distant spread)?

Cancer metastatisis. It's very unlikely that chemotherapy would cause your cancer to spread. Chances are micro metastatic disease existed earlier and has just now become evident. Speak with your doctor.

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What can this cea pattern mean on chemotherapy for colon cancer mets 65 before chemo, 80 after round 1, 55 after round 2?

It's improving! All it really means is the CEA is going in the right direction ... falling after chemotherapy. You can not reliably speculate on what the number changes might say about the magnitude of improvement. There is too much individual variability and unpredictability for that. I would be pleased that these changes have occurred. Best wishes as you continue your treatment:) Read more...
Progression disease. CEA as a tumor marker is only effective in monitoring and not diagnosing cancer. If in presence of known disease the CEA continues to rise then progression of disease being monitored. When CEA goes from 80 to 55 after round 2 of chemo then there an effective method of defining regression of metastatic disease. If CEA rises then change of protocol would be required. Read more...

How effective is chemotherapy for treating colon cancer?

Improves survival. Chemo may help improve survival but does not result in cure. It is used pre operatively as neo adjuivant chemo to help improve resection or as adjuvant after surgery to help prolong survival. It is best employed in combination chemo such as FOLFOX to optimize response. Read more...

How effective is the IFL chemotherapy regimen for treating colon cancer?

It is an old regimen. It is one of the effective treatment regimens for metastatic colon Cancer which first appeared on the scene more than 5 years back and became popular for a while to be soon upgraded with other more effective modern regimens which also include Avastin (bevacizumab) in combination with chemotherapy. Read more...

I am getting chemotherapy for colon cancer. Is the dose normally increased with each round?

Ask your oncologist. That's an interesting question. It would depend on the regimen you were on, so ask your oncologist at your next visit. He/she can describe dosage , complications, and general expectations. Good luck. Read more...

Can 1 drop in cea at round 2 of chemotherapy suggest anything. Drop from 65 to 55.? Metastic colon cancer pt

Cea levels . Oncologist use CEA markers to assess the success in cancer chemotherapy regimens. A drop in CEA after chemotherapy is a positive sign. This means the chemotherapy is working. Have a great day! . Read more...

What can this mean. Before chemotherapy cea was 65, after 1 round 80 and after 2 round 55 for metastic colon cancer?

CEA LEVEL. CEA LEVEL is a good marker for response to treatment for colon cancer. Follow up with your doctor to update CT/PET SCAN and continue to monitor CEA LEVEL. The lower it gets the better . Other things can raise the CEA level as well ie smoking. Make sure to follow up as scheduled with repeat CT scans. Read more...
CEA. In general, rise in CEA in patients with metastatic colon cancer represents the disease progression. However, CEA surge phenomena was also described in patients who responded to the initial intensive chemotherapy. Immediate rise in CEA is usually not related to the disease progression. CEA surge is defined by >20% increase from its baseline. Read more...
Units? Given that u r from England, the units for the CEA test may be different there. In the US, a level less than 5 ng/mL is "normal". CEA is used as a tumor marker (i.e., colon cancer likely), but (to my knowledge) is not very useful as an indicator of response to treatment. U describe incomplete treatment, anyways. After finishing the rounds of chemotherapy, then check the CEA- that may b useful. Read more...