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... I hope we have managed to put your mind at rest somewhat about the CEA levels. As you had other tests quite recently, the slight rise in levels may well be due to other things. ... (4 replies)
ALT levels
Dec 11, 2006
... her opinion and follow up tests like CT's and Ultrasounds. As Lee said, PETs came back normal, CEA is normal... did you have an elevated CEA when you were dxT1 Rectal? ... (3 replies)
CEA Count ????
Aug 4, 2006
... knowing that I have cancer, that my blood values are all within normal limits and my CEA levels are 2.7 . ... (11 replies)

CEA Count ????
Aug 3, 2006
... Decide on Xeloda, 6 months later, when getting CEA test before last go around of Xeloda. Results come back showing elevated CEA count. Previous count was 5 and now its 9. Doc calls me up and tells me the news. Totally ruins my day. Big SIGH and that HEAVY SINKING feeling is back big time. ... (11 replies)
... I was diagnosed Feb this year and had surgery March 1. No chemo or radiation but my 3 month followups are: Flex sigmoid scope, CEA's (which never were elevated) and scans. I've had so far 1 CT and 1 PET. My next is another PET. I have copy's of the CT film and got my PET on a disk. Theirs no question the PET show much more and if you can you should get one just to make... (10 replies)
... PET scans is mandatory because in some instances CEA's don't even rise with recurrence even if they were elevated to begin with. ... (9 replies)
... I believe CEAs are also influenced by inflammatory conditions in the colon. So if you don't have cancer, but have an inflammatory condition, the CEA could be elevated anyway. ... (9 replies)
... Hi Christy, Sorry for the delay in responding... I've been busy with my own appointments! I'm glad they found the source of the bleeding, and that you went through with the procedure. If you need a resection, I would DEFINITELY recommend a colorectal surgeon. But, from what you've said, I wouldn't rush into anything... I don't know that it's necessary. Wait until the path... (9 replies)
... tenths of a point from the previous test 2 months ago. My CT scan is scheduled for Oct. 29. The nurse wants me to come in for another CEA on Nov. 2, then I have my appointment with the oncologist Nov. 7. ... (2 replies)
... CEA is a protein released when someone has GI cancer. It stands for CarcinoEmbryonic Antigen. It is very useful to keep tabs on if your Mom had an elevated blood level to begin with... they can then monitor her CEA level through blood tests. ... (1 replies)
... ore bloodwork done, and see what he had to say about the folate level. He gave me prescription prenantal vits, and it has done the trick. He also noticed that my CEA levels were at 5.3. I am a smoker, and know that this can cause the rise in CEA. ... (6 replies)
New here
Aug 22, 2006
... As for CEA levels, they were never brought up to us. We asked his oncologist about them and were told that basically they are a non issue. Larry's were never elevated prior to his diagnoses which btw was from a routine colonoscopy. ... (8 replies)
... He recommends a CEA every 3 months and if CEA indicates need for more scanning than to do it. It was his opinion that the surgeon "got it out" and we're doing the chemo for precautionary means. ... (10 replies)
... I think there are times when the CEA might be elevated for other reasons than recurrence, but obviously the chances are that if CEA levels go zooming up, then there may well be a recurrence. ... (10 replies)
... Oncology check up consists of CEA tests, and a tick list of clinical observations. ... (10 replies)
... CEA levels should be measured every two to three months after surgery for two years in Stage II or III patients. An elevated CEA level, confirmed by retesting, warrants further evaluation for return of metastatic disease. ... (10 replies)

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