What causes stoma following bowel cancer surgery?
Hernia has to be operated.
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Hernia has no medical treatment.
Hernia any where in the body has to be operated.
There are many complications if at all it is not operated soon.Small intestine can get blocked in the hernial sac and may lead to obstruction.
Please consult your Surgeon and get it operated.
Though he is on treatment for colorectal cancer, Surgery for hernia is not contraindicated.
Wish him good health and speedy recovery.
He is also getting bit blood in stools sometimes could this be the camcer recurrence ?
However his cea seems to be rising _
May was 3, XXXXXXX was 4, and july 6,,.,, can this suggest spread ?
He has to be examined thoroughly.
Recurrence before 4 months after surgery is rare.
But, the raising CEA levels is a matter of concern.
Your dad has to be examined thoroughly and check for possible metastases.PET scan will identify the cancerous tissue any where in the body.
Wish him good health.
He has to be evaluated.
There are many causes for raised CEA levels.
In your dad's case, the levels are raising after surgery for colorectal cancer.
So, he has to be evaluated for recurrence or spread to other sites.
PET scan will be helpful.
Wish him good health.
Xeloda has to be continued.
He has to take full course of Xeloda .
It a chemotherapeutic drug which is given to prevent recurrence/spread after surgery.
You can ask for PET Scan ,even between Xeloda doses.
Waiting for the report.
Would in ur opinion the cea levels b very high for cancer spread!
The value of CEA may vary from lab to lab
The value of CEA varies from lab to lab and is dependent on the standard value set by the machine.
Literature shows value less than 5ng/100ml is normal in some labs.
As your father is smoker, the value may be affected.
Hope I answered your query.
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