Deb m wrote:My husbands also jumped around a lot. It was very nerve racking to say the least! Our oncologist told us that the numbers will usually double withing a couple of months if it is cancer. Your increases in numbers are very slight so I wouldn't worry to much at this point. Continue to watch I guess,
Having watched my mum's CEA markers for eight years now, they do bounce around a bit. It trends up for a few readings and just when we think ok that's heading upwards it can suddenly drop down.
Take care ,
Joannerogers wrote:I too worry about my cea since it is a marker for me. Mine is on the upper limit of normal so until the next level is checked I'll be worrying. Can't help it.
betsydoglover wrote:Oncologists are taught not to worry about CEA as long as it is in normal range - trend matters but only when it is going up outside of normal range.
Your Mom only has one outside of range CEA - that could be concerning but since the next one was fine, it appears t be just an anomaly. Lab error? Bad day for her? Who knows?
NHMike wrote:...Do you have a link to what values mean and what normal range is?
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