A 65-year-old female asked:
mom has cholangiocarcinoma liver cancer, klatskins tumor, three months ago her cea level was 4.8 and now it's 19.8. what does this mean?
2 doctor answers
Dr. James Burns answered
37 years experience Emergency Medicine
Suggests: Disease progression, but would ask her oncologist directly as lab work is sometimes not representative of clinical conditions. All the best to your mom...
Answered on Dec 11, 2013
Dr. Norman Baron answered
52 years experience General Surgery
It is spreading: Rising CEA levels are a sign that a cancer is spreading, getting bigger or all of the above. Sounds like she needs to have a ct scan, MRI or a pet scan to evaluate the tumor.
Answered on Feb 13, 2015
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