Skip to content


    Exciting News for WebMD Members!

    We've been busy behind the scenes building new message boards for you. You'll have new and easier ways to find messages, connect with others, and share your stories.

    And, this will all be available on your smartphone or other mobile device!

    What Do You Need to Do?

    The message board you're used to will be closing in the coming weeks. While many of your boards will be making the move to our new home, your posts will not. Want to keep a discussion going? Save posts you want to continue (this includes your member profile story), so that you can re-post them in the new message boards.

    Keep an eye here and on your email inbox, we'll be back in touch soon to give you all the information you need!

    Yours in health,
    WebMD Message Boards Management

    Radiation Treatment on Liver
    ruifan posted:
    My father was diagnosed with colon cancer in August 2011. The cancer was metastasized to liver (significant coverage on the liver). He just finished his 9th round chemo treatment. His CA199 number has been reduced from 5900 to 65. His ca724 was reduced to 12. His blood test also indicated his liver is functioning normal. The latest PET CT indicated the colon cancer has reduced significantly. The cancer cells on his liver is also reducing. However there is still a large cancer cell on the liver.

    His doctor is recommending to perform radiation treatment (3 x-ray beams) on the large cancer cell on his liver.

    I would like to ask the following: 1) What is the effectiveness of this radiation treatment the doctor is recommending? What is the general feedback on radiation treatment after 9 rounds of Chemo treatments? 2) What kind of side effects will this radiation treatment introduce? 3) Most importantly, would this type of radiation treatment cause the cancer to spread to other areas in the body?

    Thank you!
    ruifan responded:
    Correction... His CA724 is 27, not 12.

    Helpful Tips

    Be the first to post a Tip!

    Related Drug Reviews

    • Drug Name User Reviews

    Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

    FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.