I've been diagnosed for colon cancer. I had the tumor resected with 47 lymph nodes. 2 lymph nodes were positive. Due to my age I refused an avasive traditional treatment FOLFLOX and right now I am on Xeloda /capecitabine/ in a half way of my therapy. So far, I am not experiencing any major side effect, so I worry that my therapy is not working. I have been on pills since mid of Feb 2012 and still do not know about my CEA. I thought that the CEA test should be performed periodically to see whether therapy is working.
I would appreciate any comment in this matter and sharing an experience with Xeload / capecitabine /.