Topic: chemo and CA 19-9, etc.
Dad had a lot of tumor when he was diagnosed. chemo totally cleared his pancreas (per CT), shrunk everything in the liver, and shrunk or cleared everything in the lung. to say that everyone has been flabbergasted would be an understatement.
so why is the d**n CA 19-9 going UP? he's been scanned from top to bottom, there isn't anything new anywhere that they're aware of. he goes back to MDA in 2 weeks and scanxiety has set in, his local oncologist is talking that a change in chemo might be considered because his protocol is for pancreatic adenoCA which he no longer has. i get that it's like using a breast protocol to treat leukemia, but still...if something worked so well it's hard to conceive of changing it.
unless, of course, the scans missed something huge.
gah. i'll stop talking. i haven't had enough coffee to be this freaked this morning.