Topic: Ca19-9 going up
Hi, My husband is 2 months post radiation and xeloda. He had surgery and Gemzar before that starting in February 2013. He just had a scan that did not indicate any metastatic growth but his Ca19-9 was up to 67. Right after his surgery, his Ca19-9 was 125. After the Gemzar, it was 25. We have an appointment to redo the bloodwork in a two weeks. Assuming the reading was accurate, what are your expectations of the possible reactions to this elevation? Will they start chemo again? Which drug might they use? What might be the duration? Is there the possibility that they wait till the scan shows something positive before they start treatment? Thanks in advance for your thoughts.