Tumor marker drops after one treatment

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Tumor marker drops after one treatment

by galileesea on Thu Jun 06, 2013 12:22 AM

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Hello, all. 

My dad was diagnosed one month ago just before his 50th birthday.  He has stage 4 pancreatic cancer with some mets to his liver.  He was otherwise in good health; he did not smoke and hardly drank. 

I'm posting this because we got some good news today, and I would love to hear some of your experiences to put it in perspective.  My dad's original ca19-9 level was 2,800, and today, we got the news that after onlyonetreatment of folfirinox, his levels are down to below 900. 

I know that this is very good news and is indicative that the cancer is responding, but long-term, is this meaningful?  What are your experiences? 

RE: Tumor marker drops after one treatment

by mavcav on Thu Jun 06, 2013 10:52 PM

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That is fantastic news!  Is it meaningful, long-term?  Hard to say.  What does your Dad's oncologist say?  

My husband is also stage 4 PC.  Diagnosed in July 2012.  He is now on Folfirinox and it is his last line of treatment.  It is working for him, but our oncologist is very truthful with us and does not say that it will make the PC go into remission.  He says we can always hope, but most probably it is just prolonging his life.  Course, I believe in miracles and my husband could be one of those miracle cases!  So, as difficult as it is, take the good that you are currently getting and try not to look too far into the future when it comes to what this awful cancer is going to do cuz it can't be predicted.

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