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cea levels colon cancer

A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Lippe
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Colon cancer cea : Thats a good thing thats what the goal is for this condition cea is a measure of cancer so the fact that it drops is the goal it should go to zero ... Read More
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Dr. Kenneth Smith
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Tumor markers: Cea is a tumor marker it does not occur with all colon cancers but the fact that it dropped so abruptly is a positive sign. The marker has the abilit ... Read More
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Dr. Allen Kamrava
15 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
That is good: That is a good thing. We use CEA for surveillance. 1.8 is a very good number. Your docs will follow the CEA now to see if it rises as a way to detect ... Read More

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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moris Girgis
37 years experience Family Medicine
Simple question : I am not specialist,but the answer make sense to me, try to read, discuss with your doctor to gain more insight about there answers and the reasoning.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
42 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
CEA of 3: is in normal range. IF you have been getting regular checkups yearly and colonoscopies, you don't need to do anything more. Just follow the recommenda ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
35 years experience Medical Oncology
Chill: Three is normal, my friend. Colon cancer would be unlikely to relapse after 15 years plus. Of course, you could develop another colon cancer so you ne ... Read More
A 68-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
37 years experience Hematology and Oncology
High: This is a very concerning result. If there is no obvious non-cancerous cause, recurrence is likely.
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
Need more details: As you have been informed earlier, a single value of CEA is not totally reliable. We need 2-3 serial values before changing treatment on the assumptio ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
42 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
First i would: Repeat the cea, if higher need to discuss with your oncologist or a colorectal surgeon or GI doctor to begin workup of recurrent colon cancer. Cea of ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Don't "evaluate": We may hope the cancer has been removed fully. The chemotherapy increases your odds of living longer / better, but there is no way to know for certain ... Read More
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shahruq Sarela
10 years experience Internal Medicine
Cea levels : Oncologist use CEA markers to assess the success in cancer chemotherapy regimens. A drop in CEA after chemotherapy is a positive sign. This means the ... Read More
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Feola
31 years experience Internal Medicine
CEA LEVEL: CEA LEVEL is a good marker for response to treatment for colon cancer. Follow up with your doctor to update CT/PET SCAN and continue to monitor CEA L ... Read More
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