Koreysue wrote: My doc said not many things make it rise other than marijuana,.....
Respectfully, I disagree with your Doc ... completely
MANY things can cause false positive CEA increases, including ... BUTT ... NOT LIMITED to inflammation
just about anywhere in the body and especially in the chest ( which is why smokers have higher "normal level" ranges than non-smokers )
If he's referring to smoking weed as opposed to using the oils / edibles etc. then he got part of it right
There are lots of topics on the forum about CEA increases and you may wish to read thru them to see how unreliable CEA can sometimes be for some folks ( = ME ... not a marker for me ), different lab "normal" ranges, different testing methods etc.
BOTTOM LINE : if your Doc is concerned about keeping a watchful eye on your situation
THAT IS good !!!!
IF CEA is a marker for you ... then keep a close eye on it and get further testing done as needed
BUTT no actually, there are a lotta things which can cause CEA increase.