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What can the following mean ? Cea before chemo - 65 After

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What can the following mean ?
Cea before chemo - 65
After 1 round - 80
After 2 rounds - 55
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 2 years ago.
Hi there.
Thank you for your question.
I will be helping you out with your queries.
This means that after round 2 of chemotherapy there certainly was some response and drop in the CEA.
CEA going down is always an encouraging sign.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

When u say response , what do u mean ? That mean it killinh the cancer cells ?

Expert:  Dr. SH replied 2 years ago.
Yes killing of cancer cells.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

What can prognosis be chemotherapy working ?

Expert:  Dr. SH replied 2 years ago.
If chemotherapy is working the prognosis improves i.e. the survival time increases.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

How much can it approx increase by ?

u are only letter me ask very few questions and asking for rating

Expert:  Dr. SH replied 2 years ago.
Survival can increase by a few months to years depending on how you respond further.
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