Treatment update

The results of my last CT scan (January) were mixed. There was a slight reduction of growth on my larger tumours but possibly signs of growth on a few smaller tumours.

Since that scan I have had 3 more CEA results. The first one showed yet another fairly significant drop (early February) but my late February result was a little higher followed by my latest CEA result of a few days ago which was also a little higher.

See a chart showing all of my CEA results since my initial diagnosis.

I have yet another CT scan coming up this week that should shed some more light on these results. My oncologist seems to have a lot of ideas of what we can try next but as far as standard treatment goes, there are very few options left and they are not very effective.

This new chemo treatment is definitely making me feel more tired in the days after treatment which is different than what I experienced with my other treatments. The rash is pretty maintainable, it usually leaves my face alone. I miss all my hair.

Lately I have been having trouble with my appetite. It is becoming very difficult to find foods that are remotely appealing to me. This has affected my weight a bit but we are working on it.

Thank you for your continued prayers.

Please continue to pray for us. It would be nice if my current, familiar treatment would start working like it did in the beginning again but I’m not sure how likely that is.

Pray for more treatment options.

2 Replies to “Treatment update”

  1. Thanks for sharing, John, this latest update. We are praying that the current treatment will start to perform better or another option will become available for you.
    We pray, too for Leanne and all your kids that the God of Hope will give all of you all you need in these days as you walk with Him.
    In Christ,

    Janet and Marty

  2. We are praying for you that the current treatment will be more effective and that other good options will be available for you.

    We also pray for Leanne and the kids as they journey with you.
    May God bless you and keep you strong.

    In Christ,
    Marty and Janet

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