How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Ken Your Own Question
Ken
Ken, Postgraduate doctor
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 6559
Experience:  Working as a Doctor who Cares since 2001.
25541092
Type Your Medical Question Here...
Ken is online now

What can a cea of 10 mean in a colon cancer patient ?

Customer Question

What can a cea of 10 mean in a colon cancer patient ?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Ken replied 2 years ago.
,
I am DR Ken and I will be helping you today.
Carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) is a glycoprotein {present in normal mucosal cells} which is increased with adenocarcinoma.
Increase in levels can be due to varied causes {benign or malignant}. The level of 10 or more indicates cancer {less likely benign}. The levels is used the cancer and also the treatment.
In nutshell - Only CEA level does not indicate severity but needs to be correlated with other investigations.
Best
Ken, Postgraduate doctor
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 6559
Experience: Working as a Doctor who Cares since 2001.
Ken and 4 other Medical Specialists are ready to help you
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 2 years ago.
there.
Thank you question.
I will be helping you out with your queries.
Since I have been answer a number of questions posted by you, I would like to answer this question.
In your case it is the rising levels of CEA that are more important.
Your levels are certainly rising and this does indicate that the disease is progressing particularly with new lesions appearing in the lungs and adrenal glands.
Let me know if you have more questions.
Rate me services by clicking on one of the smilies below.
Regards