Topic: good news: tumor markers down
Dear wonderful CC family:
After three cycles of gem/cis (at 1000mg and 70 mg/m2) my AFP marker (hepatocellular carcinoma) went from 3000 to 114 and my CA 19-9 (cholangiocarcinoma) went from 3900 to 695. (I have a cancer that has both properties) So it looks like things are happening. The PET scan showed suv values are down by between a half on the little ones and down from 14 to 4 on the big one. That's good news too. I also had an MRI but am awaiting the report. I could not wait to let you all know some good news today. I will post again the MRI hopefully soon! Got the start of a fourth cycle today so I have been bombed again. Bring it on!!!!!