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A 41-year-old member asked:

What does it mean if my dad has blood cea reading at 27?

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Dr. William A Biermann
Medical Oncology 47 years experience
Hard to answer: This test is not specific. Many cancers do produce elevated levels, such as colon and lung. The correct use for these studies is to follow patients who have a known cancer. If that is the case his doctor can be answer your question.
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