Topic: LATEST MRI
We have had some good news / bad news and really do not know what to make of it! Originally I had thought we were in the better area when my Dad's CA 19-9 dropped to 134 from 1450 last month. This week we had MRI results / CA 19-9 results and as follows;
MRI, no new lesions, no shrinkage, however doctors report some lesions / tumors look like middle have been "necrosized" in other words he said had a "rotten center." So sounded like some positive news.
CA 19-9, went from 134 back up to 1305.
Doctors are a bit stressed and now thinking of switching regimen to Avastin / Gemzar. I am obviously quite depressed, as we had such good news for the last month or so and was hoping for better tumor marker. My dad's general condition is very good wtih no weight loss, good energy and even 45 mins on the treadmill 5x a week. Oncologist says let him think it over the weekend, but really worried as afraid of running out of options. People have said CA 19-9 not a really good marker, but Docs said in my dad's case he's pretty sensitive to this marker, so need to take it into account. That is it for now and if any suggestions please let us know.