Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Visit with Dr. K - Countdown to Hermination - 9 days

I saw my oncologist today.  Overall, he more or less feels as I do that we have reached a status quo.  We're in a wait and see mode to see what happens after "hermination".  No other big news there.  I did ask specifically about the CEA tumor marker number.  He replied that that number is the least specific of all the tumor marker tests - and that it can measure other cells besides tumor cells.  So, in terms of this tumor marker, Dr. K said that we could interpret the rise of this number from 22.9 to 28.9 as evidence that my body is now producing more t-cells. 

Okay.  I'll take that interpretation. 

1 comment:

Carver said...

As always I'm sending out good vibes!