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What does a CEA level 9 mean?

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Dr. Anthony Back
Internal Medicine - Oncology

In brief: It's indeterminate

A cea of 9 is above normal (less than 5) but a number of other things can cause a mild elevation -- most commonly smoking.
So the meaning of 9 depends on what else is going on.

In brief: It's indeterminate

A cea of 9 is above normal (less than 5) but a number of other things can cause a mild elevation -- most commonly smoking.
So the meaning of 9 depends on what else is going on.
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