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Lily_doll
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CEA NUMBERS

Postby Lily_doll » Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:49 pm

Hi All. Does anyone here know if your CEA numbers are relavant?
In a diagnosis of colon cancer or polyps, how high does that number rise, or what is the number that it usually is upon diagnosis? Thank you ahead of time for your replies.

Lee
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Re: CEA NUMBERS

Postby Lee » Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:53 pm

Lily_doll wrote:Hi All. Does anyone here know if your CEA numbers are relavant?
I.


For some people yes, for others no. Some people have tumor with a met yet there CEA is low or does not change. Many times they are dealing with a major tumor, butt the CEA is low. For others the number goes up and down with cancer activity.

Me when I was diagnosed, my CEA was something like 27-29. After my surgery it dropped to 3.5. Wanna tell us what is going on with you or someone you are concerned about.

FYI there is not a usually number at diagnoses. I've seen numbers as low as mine other in the thousands, all at diagnoses. It just depends.

Lee
rectal cancer - April 2004
46 yrs old at diagnoses
stage III C - 6/13 lymph positive
radiation - 6 weeks
surgery - August 2004/hernia repair 2014
permanent colostomy
chemo - FOLFOX
NED - 10 years and counting!

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ANDRETEXAS
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Location: Austin, Texas

Re: CEA NUMBERS

Postby ANDRETEXAS » Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:41 am

Before colon cancer, during treatment of colon cancer and after treatment for colon cancer, my CEA was never over 2.8.
2014
2/10 - Colon resect
2/13 - DX- Stg IIIb
3/7 - Port placed
3/11 - FOLFOX (12 rds w/full oxi)
8/14 - Chemo finish
8/25 - CT- Inc
9/5 - clean PET
12/10- clean CT
2015
3/2 - Colonoscopy & port removed
3/4- clean CT
9/21- clean CT
2016
3/23- clean CT
2017
2/22- clean CT

ONE DAY AT A TIME !

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O Stoma Mia
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Some old CEA threads -- 2005 - 2015

Postby O Stoma Mia » Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:13 am

Cea – Jun 24 2015
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=51833

CEA levels - Jun 16, 2015
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=51764

CEA question for HAI pump patients - May 15, 2015
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=51388

Should I be Worried about this CEA Number? - Apr 22, 2015
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=51146

CEA back to normal after bacterial infection cleared - Apr 15, 2015
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=51055

Cea results - Apr 09, 2015
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=51008

Just one more CEA question - Mar 25, 2015
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=50756

CA19-9 -- can anyone help me interpret this result? - Mar 24, 2015
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=50700

Current CEA levels - Mar 12, 2015
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=50526

CEA levels 18.7 then 22.5 starting new chemo. HELP - Mar 12, 2015
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=50524

Should I be worry about rise on my CEA level - Mar 03, 2015
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=50446
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Rising CEA, ADAPT and A Successful Immunotherapy Trial - Feb 26, 2015
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=50378

Rising CEA and scared - Feb 18, 2015
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=50283

CEA level - Feb 07, 2015
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=50152

Question on CEA, cancer recurrence and psoriasis - Jan 21, 2015
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=49926

Cea levels - Jan 01, 2015
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=49515

does cea rise during chemo? - Dec 24, 2014
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=49324

CEA went up to 4.2 from 2.6 - Dec 07, 2014
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=48958

Scared- CEA elevated slightly.. - Nov 25, 2014
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=48813

CEA increase- update - Nov 16, 2014
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=48709

I think i'm screwed..... - Nov 14, 2014
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=48697

CEA levels and shingles - Oct 19, 2014
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=48417

Xeloda and cea - Aug 26, 2014
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=47709

Cea level - Aug 15, 2014
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=47579

CEA Rising but still in normal range UPDATE - Jul 17, 2014
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=47238

Cea increase - Jul 11, 2014
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=47159

Cea readings- confused - Jun 16, 2014
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=46914

Markers - May 27, 2014
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=46708

Why are CEA levels tested every three months? - May 17, 2014
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=46638

CEA Number - Apr 18, 2014
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=46350

CEA levels creeping up- Need some advice please! - Apr 25, 2014
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=46338

CEA 1900 - Apr 03, 2014
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=46202

CEA up for first time, HELP! UPDATE - Mar 25, 2014
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=46095

Interesting study on false-positive CEA levels - Mar 07, 2014
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=45879

CEA As An Indicator of Extent of Disease - Mar 01, 2014
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=45759

Cea Levels - Nov 15, 2013
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=44387

Numerous liver tumors? What's your CEA? - Oct 12, 2013
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=44021

Concerned about CEA - Oct 19, 2013
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=44001

CEA going up fast - Sep 06, 2013
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=43631

CEA increase after first chemo? - Jul 10, 2013
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=42980

fatty liver & CEA question - please share - Jul 09, 2013
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=42978

CEA levels? - Jun 14, 2013
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=42722

CEA rise, treatment options - moving to stage 4? - May 02, 2013
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=41863

CEA increase- cause for concern ? - Apr 24, 2013
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=41616

CEA jump - any thoughts? UPDATED 3 at end - Apr 09, 2013
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=41235

CEA rising? Low Potassium? - Mar 29, 2013
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=40896

Confused - Erbitux and rising CEA - Mar 26, 2013
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=40776

Rising CEA - PET scan results not clear - Confused.. - Mar 15, 2013
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=40463

Question about CEA - Mar 12, 2013
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=40368

CEA of 56 - Mar 01, 2013
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=40141

Very Scared...CEA Rising while on Chemo... - Jan 08, 2013
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=38942

Two questions - CEA and bone mets. - Dec 22, 2012
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=38435

CEA freak out - Dec 18, 2012
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=38403

CEA not an indicator - Stage IV - Nov 14, 2012
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=37676

CEA levels give me anxiety - Nov 01, 2012
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=37185

CEA again - Nov 01, 2012
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=37175

CEA 12.5 - Oct 18, 2012
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=36780

CEA from 3.8 to 2.7 - Oct 17, 2012
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=36758

everything is good but 1 number!! - Sep 06, 2012
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=35806

Does CEA go up during chemo? - Aug 10, 2012
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=35290

Rising CEA, suspicous scan, crazy nervous - thoughts please? - Jun 14, 2012
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=34411

CEA Rise--Opinions please - Jun 14, 2012
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=34396

Question: When CEA isn't an indicator - Jun 07, 2012
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=34287

Should We be concerned? - Jun 06, 2012
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=34224

Is CEA higher in a FORMER smoker? - May 31, 2012
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=34179

CEA Level 5 to 10 - How Concerned Should I Be? - May 26, 2012
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=34118

What is your CEA? - May 22, 2012
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=34039

What does CEA mean - 8 mai 2012
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=33809

what does CEA mean? - Apr 22, 2012
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=33546

Cea and alcohol - Apr 09, 2012
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=33350

Inconsistency-- PET shows stability, CEA keeps creeping - Apr 04, 2012
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=33280

terminology question - Mar 31, 2012
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=33223

Liver Enzymes and CEA on the rise. - Mar 07, 2012
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=32846

Ugh, CEA up, time for a PET scan - Feb 11, 2012
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=32542

is 1.1 CEA considered high? - Jan 11, 2012
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=32120

Cea Level Is Up What Does It Mean? - Dec 12, 2011
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=31596

CEA question - Oct 21, 2011
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=30563

CEA fluctuations - Sep 29, 2011
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=29176

CEA Levels - Sep 21, 2011
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=28672

CEA - Sep 08, 2011
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=27978

Xeloda/increase CEA? - Sep 08, 2011
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=27976

My CEA - Aug 25, 2011
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=27262

High CEA - Aug 11, 2011
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=26480

Rising CEA?? - Aug 10, 2011
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=26413

Sharp rise in CEA during chemo :( - Jul 22, 2011
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=25514

Is your CEA in the 2's? - Jul 09, 2011
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=25001

DOES CEA INCREASE FIRST OR DOES SOMETHING SHOW ON CT FIRST? - Jun 15, 2011
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=23906

Slight trend up in blood results - Jun 06, 2011
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=23390

Can Gout Cause CEA to Rise? - Apr 18, 2011
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=21076

CEA doubling every 3 months Apr 08, 2011
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=20730

cea & CT scans !!! - Mar 25, 2011
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=20323

CEA rising - Feb 24, 2011
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=19527

cea level - Jan 19, 2011
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=18330

elevated CEA, what to ask my onc? - Jan 11, 2011
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=18111

Baseline CEA? - Nov 25, 2010
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=16531

Has anyone had CEA go up (above normal) then come back down - Nov 13, 2010
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=16180

CEA lower in obese patients as much as 20% (false readings) - Nov 15, 2013
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=44387&p=319994#p319994

CEA levels - Oct 24, 2010
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=15706

elevating CEA negative pet scan - Oct 02, 2010
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=15267

CEA question - Jul 15, 2010
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=13846

Cancer is a fickle mistress... - Jun 24, 2010
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=13512

Long-term prognostic significance of low CEA score - May 10, 2010
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=13001

Pesky CEA - Apr 19, 2010
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=12774

get CEA test Wed - Apr 07, 2010
viewtopic.php?t=12567#p95256

CEA level question - Mar 15, 2010
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=12254&start=15#p92247

sudden spike in CEA less than 8 wks post-surgery (stage 3c) - Jan 28, 2010
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=11506

Elevated liver enzymes/rising CEA - Dec 02, 2009
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=10742

Anyone? CEA increase without recurrence? - Nov 13, 2009
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=10557

Interpreting CT Results - Oct 29, 2009
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=10396

CEA trending upwards during chemo? - Oct 21, 2009
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=10312

Rising CTC and CEA? - Oct 19, 2009
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=10290

Follow with Onc today - CEA???? - Sep 15, 2009
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=9859

Rapidly rising CEA level... - Aug 26, 2009
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=9655

Wider "normal" CEA range at MSKCC? - Aug 13, 2009
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=9521

CEA test result - Aug 13, 2009
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=9519

CEA levels? - Aug 05, 2009
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=9441

Has anyone ever had their CEA rise then fall on its own? - Jul 19, 2009
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=9258

CEA (Carcinoembryonic Antigen) Level After Chemo - Jun 25, 2009
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=9010

CEA Questions - Jun 24, 2009
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=8988

cea still rising another scan next week - Jun 05, 2009
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=8762

Not sure what to think..... - Apr 08, 2009
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=8130

CEA tests useless - Mar 21, 2009
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=7935

rising cea, all negative scans...worried!!!! - Mar 13, 2009
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=7840

New to site/CEA question/thyroid? - Feb 15, 2009
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=6744

Husband's CEA went a little up/ Need advise - Jan 21, 2009
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=5863

rising cea with oxaliplatin?? - Jan 02, 2009
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=5677

dr. appt update - Dec 21, 2008
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=5567

CEA Numbers - Sep 08, 2008
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=4547

Small but steady rise in CEA - Aug 22, 2008
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=4349

That darn CEA - Aug 21, 2008
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=4339

microsatellite instability, dMMR, chemo, etc. - Aug 19, 2008
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=4313

SCARED OF sudden CEA RISE - Aug 15, 2008
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=4268

My CEA - Jul 02, 2008
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=3883

My mom's CEA - Jun 20, 2008
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=3780

Cea Levels???? - May 30, 2008
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=3614

CEA LEVELS - Mar 05, 2008
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2936

increased CEA- clean pet scan - Feb 19, 2008
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2811

rectal cancer and CEA results - Jan 30, 2008
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2646

CEA Counts - Jan 21, 2008
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2562

CEA counts(Highest and Lowest) - Jan 08, 2008
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2470

CEA Levels - Sep 23, 2007
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2023

UPDATE: Raised CEA level but no diagnosis yet - Aug 23, 2007
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=1873

When did your oncologist take action on your CEA? - Jul 24, 2007
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=1746

CEA levels- help please!!! - Jul 23, 2007
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=1744

? about CEA - Jul 12, 2007
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=1688

CEA marker question - Jun 21, 2007
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=1614

Great news - My CEA is down from 49 to 4.7 - May 03, 2007
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=1446

My CEA is up & I'm FREAKIN" OUT!!! - Aug 10, 2006
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=547

liver enzymes, rising CEA -- GOOD NEWS!!! - Mar 07, 2006
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=256

CEA Surges O.K. in Chemo Study - Feb 05, 2006
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=204

Introducing Myself... - Nov 09, 2005
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=74

Rising CEA - Sep 29, 2005
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=30

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Sophy
Posts: 232
Joined: Fri May 27, 2011 2:46 am
Location: New Zealand

Re: CEA NUMBERS

Postby Sophy » Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:32 am

Thanks for the links OSM, appreciate your taking the time to collect this knowledge to share and am sure it will be a help to many people
Sophy
dx T3N1M0 Feb 11 when children age 11, 7 and 2
Xeloda/rad March 11, LAR June 11 temp ileo
Xelox 6 rounds, NED
Lung mets Oct 13
Laser surgery Germany Jan 14. 3 mets left lung.
Laser surgery UK Jun and Aug 14 one met each lung, NED
Aug 14 Started Xeloda and Celebrex (ADAPT) 3 year course
AUG 2017 CT MRI show still NED
Continuing ADAPT


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