New Carcinoid Tumor Marker Results.

I have gotten my blood test markers back for this quarter. Seratonin, chromogranin A and gastrin are all very low. In fact chromogranin A and seratonin are below the normal range! A few months ago, a PA in oncology told me that he had never seen them this low in a patient!  These markers are tests to see if the disease is progressing/changing.  When I was first diagnosed, seratonin was 7 times higher than it should be. Chromogranin A was 3 times too high. Gastrin was 50% too high.

The numbers have been low since 14 months ago when half my liver with a 6.3 cm tumor was removed. Before the surgery the numbers were in the high-normal and sometimes high range and I was feeling ill.  Obviously the tumor was generating a lot of crap into my blood stream! I felt better than I had felt in years just a day after the 5.5 hour surgery. I still feel great although the diarrhea happens occasionally, usually triggered by some food or activity. 

The next thing will be a CT scan which is scheduled every 6 months.

In the meantime, I continue to feel well.  Night sweats and evening chills occur a few times a month as the monthly injections wear off.  The symptomatic diarrhea happens a few times a month, probably triggered by something I eat or do.  I can live with that!

I am fishing a bit more this year. Meditating, going to AA meetings, Working on music and youtube tutorials.  Laurie and I have been to Mesa Verde to see the cliff dwellings again.  All good stuff.  I did not know how bad I felt, how depressed, until after the surgery.

May we all have the best possible outcomes,


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8 thoughts on “New Carcinoid Tumor Marker Results.

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  2. Great news, Cy. Yet I know you are very proactive in your care. Have u had the Gallium 68 DOTATE scan yet? I hear best imaging we have available so far in US. Keep up the good work and continue enjoying life’s pleasures.

    1. Hi Jenny,

      No, I have not tried the Gallium 68 scan yet. My insurance won’t cover it unless it’s approved and it is not available in the Denver area. When it’s approved and/or the disease seems to progress, I will definitely pursue it.

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