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... Hi I am a "newbie" and am hoping someone can help me understand CEA levels. About 4 weeks ago I gave a faeces and urine sample at my doctors request and from there I had to have a blood test. My CEA level reading was 8. ... (2 replies)
... Hi I am scheduled for a colonascopy after a stay in hospital. Serious left sided cramps and pain and a huge fecal impaction that doesnt seem to want to completely go. ... (5 replies)
CEA slowly rising
Jul 28, 2006
... It's great to hear from you again! I am sorry for the reason, but it is nice to stay in touch every once and a while. ... (28 replies)

CEA numbers
Aug 16, 2004
... Jaydess, hope you are well. I've seen quite a few threads on CEA stuff and was rather shy to admit a few months ago that neither me or husband paid much attention to his. ... (8 replies)
... re not following up with regular checks for a 5 year period. I wonder if you should or could get a second opinion on that question. It is my understanding that a CEA Blood test should be done every three months and a colonoscopy every couple of years, maybe 1, then 2 and finally at the five year time. ... (31 replies)
... first I thought you were in the USA, then Australia because it is listed as your location in your profile information. So we are both in Canada. ... (31 replies)
... My experience with good doctors is that they do not speculate or try to guess what the situation is. Just the facts based on the test results, they don't chat much or try to be your best friend. ... (31 replies)
... I think a lot depends on what ones normal CEA is and very few people know until after the fact. Mine fluctuates from 1.2 to 1. ... (4 replies)
Colon Cancer
Jun 22, 2009
... CEA is cancer embryonic antigen and is often noted in the blood of colon ca patients. It is not used to diagnose cancer. It is too unreliable . The normal baseline reading for cea is 4. With some people with colon ca cea does not rise. In your mums case it did elevate. ... (1 replies)
... I think after reading my story, you will lean toward the colon resection for your mother. My doctor found a polyp in my colon that was 5 cm in size. During the colonoscopy, they did a biopsy which showed a "precancer", not cancer. ... (6 replies)
... My mother has a colon polyp discovered 8 months back. Two months back, doctors tried to remove the polyp through colonoscopy but not successfull as they said it is too big. They took biopsy that turned negative. Did a CT Scan that was clear. They did Blood CEA test that was also normal. ... (6 replies)
... It is important that you be seen by a specialist. Don't accept a barium enema instead of a colonoscopy. The colonoscopy is the gold standard for detecting polyps and cancers in the large intestine and rectum. ... (5 replies)
... y I am secretly quite worried about this problem and its difficult to share it with my husband as I dont think he really understands. I know the fecal impaction is still there and the pain and bloatedness and gas is just getting worse. I have not had any rectal bleeding that was obvious so this must be a good sign. ... (5 replies)
... A normal CEA does not mean there is no colon cancer. My CEA at time of diagnosis of Stage III colon cancer was 1. ... (5 replies)
CEA slowly rising
Aug 26, 2006
... where you KNOW something is growing somewhere, I REALLY wouldn't worry. I know easier said than done. ... (28 replies)
CEA slowly rising
Aug 26, 2006
... e regarding being followed by an Onc. I live just outside Orlando, so not close to any of the places you recommended. Last year I just went to a cancer institute in Orlando and saw an Onc which was "in network" on my insurance. He referred me to the Gastrologist that I have been seeing for 18 months for the colonoscopies. ... (28 replies)
CEA Levels of 500
Jul 17, 2006
... before being diagnosed right after Thanksgiving last year. They did not do any surgery, because she did not experience any blockage problems. Her chemo started in late December, and she just finished 12 rounds this past week. ... (4 replies)
... Sorry... just read this posting now. I'm sorry about the news. What is the histology though... poorly, moderately, or well differentiated? ... (10 replies)
... and it showed nothing, not the diverticulisitis they suspected, and nothing in my my other organs, however, I do have a kidney stone. Then he says he wants to see me in a week, then he changes his mind and said no, this Thursday. ... (9 replies)
... I am done with 8 cycles of oxaliplatin in last 6 months. I am on every 3 weeks instead of normal every two week as my blood counts take about 3 weeks to come within allowable limits of chemo. ... (79 replies)


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