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What is the meaning of CEA test?

What is the meaning of CEA test?

Maybe marks tumor: Cea is a protein that can be made by some malignant tumor cells (cancer-ca). Some benign diseases can increase cea levels. High cea doesn't make a diagnosis. Helpful for follow up. If ca diagnosed, cea checked. If elevated, follow after treatment. So if cea high before surgery, cea should fall after, and with chemo/rt. Cea rises can be with recurrence or metastatic spread. Lower is better. ...Read more

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Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
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Cea (Definition)

Carcino embryonic antigen which can be elevated in ...Read more


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Should i be concerned with a 5.2 CEA test level?

Should i be concerned with a 5.2 CEA test level?

Smoker?: Cea is a tumor marker, but it is nonspecific and can be elevated in noncancerous conditions. Smokers will have elevated cea and the range of acceptable values will often include something about smoking. Women with benign gyn problems can also have an elevated cea. ...Read more

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Please explain what does a CEA test result of 8.7 mean?

Please explain what does a CEA test result of 8.7 mean?

Depends...: ...On the situation. Up to 3 would be considered "normal" for non smokers and 5 to 10 is expected in smokers but that is not cut and dry. Depends on the lab and also what is "normal" for an individual. I need to know why it was ordered because frankly, out of context that number has absolutely no meaning to me. Ask the ordering doc, he/she can probably tell you better. ...Read more

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Is psa or CEA test reliable?

Yes, but depending..: Psa has been useful and reliable but depending on who uses it and how it's applied so not to serve political correctness and commercialism. More detail? To http://www.Formefirst.Com/newauapsa.Html and http://www.Formefirst.Com/freeinfoprostate.Html ...Read more

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Hoping you can tell me, is level of 8 on a CEA blood test highly elevated?

CEA test: Carcinoembryonic antigen test is to detect response to therapy in cancer patients, especially colon cancer, with normal range of less than 2.5 (less than 5 in heavy smokers). Note that a positive test may not always be indicative of cancer. Review with your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the cancer marker lab test CEA something?

What is the cancer marker lab test CEA something?

Colon cancer marker: The cea (carcinoembryonic antigen) test is a colon cancer tumor marker. As with most tumor markers, it is not used as a screening test for colon cancer (in other words, it is not used to find the cancer because of a relatively high false positive rate) but it is used to monitor the cancer once it has been diagnosed. This is particularly useful for treated colon cancer to see if the tumor reoccurs. ...Read more

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Hi my friend 50 year male smoker had a CEA of 11 gave him a colon test came out great but now they are giving an upper GI scope? To rule out what?

Hi my friend 50 year male smoker had a CEA of 11 gave him a colon test came out great but now they are giving an upper GI scope? To rule out what?

NEEDS EVALUATION: An elevated cea is worrisome, but sometimes non-specific especially in smokers. But now that they found it a work-up is in order, including checking the lungs of a smoker for lung cancer. Sometimes finding something is very difficult and he may need to be followed for a time until somethinng abnormal shows up. ...Read more

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M CEA blood cancer test was <0.5 is that n normal range? Thank u:-)

M CEA blood cancer test was <0.5 is that n normal range? Thank u:-)

Yes: To answer your question simply, yes that is in normal range for cea. However, a normal cea does not mean a person does or does not have a cancer. It does become useful to trend and monitor for recurrence in patients with colon cancer, especially if they previously had an elevated level. ...Read more

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If CEA levels are high (10-13) & all tests clear of any cancer can smoking be the only reason for such high cea? What would be normal cea?

Yes: Normal cea is generally below 5. By the way, cea is not a screening test. It is used to follow diseases that exist and hint, sometimes, at recurrence. If someone has a cancer, such as colon cancer, and is getting a cea for follow-up, if they are a smoker, it might be elevated as you stated. ...Read more