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How high is cea of 55 in a metastic colon cAncer pt ?

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How high is cea of 55 in a metastic colon cAncer pt ?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr S.A.Alam replied 2 years ago.

Hello,

Welcome to JustAnswer and thank you for your question.

Anything more than 5 mcg/l is suspicious, around 10 mcg/l is present in infections and inflammations while more than this almost always designates cancer which is sperading.

I hope this helps.

Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Metastic colon cancer .

was 65 beofre chemo and

after round 1-80

after round 2- 55

im worried re these readings

Expert:  Dr S.A.Alam replied 2 years ago.

Thank you for your reply,

It needs to come down less than 10.

Further chemo will help as levels have came down.

Customer: replied 2 years ago.

u think to 55 is a drop ?

Would you you count the drop from the reading of 65 before chemo or the reading of 80 after round 1?

Expert:  Dr S.A.Alam replied 2 years ago.
I would count it from the levels before chemo. So it is a drop.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Ok thanks

so it's a drop of 10 Points right after 2 nd round ? Should it be more than this

Expert:  Dr S.A.Alam replied 2 years ago.

Yes after round 2 more drop is suspected. You are welcome.

Customer: replied 2 years ago.

I mean is a drop of 10 points to leSS ?

Can this

drop mean anything else ?

Expert:  Dr S.A.Alam replied 2 years ago.
10 points drop is good it means regression of cancer cells, Is it too less can only be assessed after further chemo shots. In my opinon it is adequate.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Can if mean stablisation even or regression u think ?

Expert:  Dr S.A.Alam replied 2 years ago.
It shows regression.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

ok with chemo what is prognosis like ?

Expert:  Dr S.A.Alam replied 2 years ago.
Its a new question...it will be nice to rate and then open a new question for prognostic information. Thank you.
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