Pastor Chris Update

Good Cop (Scans) Bad Cop (Marker Numbers)

October 11, 2017

Would that the tumor marker numbers were as friendly as my recent scans, but they are not.  While my last two scans have been excellent, the tumor marker number is trending up, which is not...

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Another Good Report

August 29, 2017

The results from last Thursday’s CT scan are in and are good, even better than the previous scan.  The scan shows no evidence of cancer in my esophagus, liver, or lymph nodes.  The...

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Up Again a Little

August 11, 2017

I started a new round of chemo on Monday, August 7, and the bloodwork from that visit is in.  The tumor marker is up to 4.3 from the previous 3.1.  The doctors have forewarned me that...

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Tumor Marker Roller Coaster

July 25, 2017

The results of my most recent blood test are in, and the CEA marker now stands at 3.1, down from the 6.0 I reported recently, which was up from the semi-miraculous 0.6 from the time before. ...

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What Should Be Down Is Up

July 18, 2017

Not many weeks ago, it was good news that my CEA tumor marker had declined to something in the neighborhood of 6.  After all, it was over 15 when I was first diagnosed in February.  But...

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