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Why do some pPl with colon cancer have higher cea levels than

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Why do some pPl with colon cancer have higher cea levels than others ?
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A higher cea indicates a higher tumor load and/or more widespread disease. The more cancer cells there are that produce cea, the higher the level is


is a cea of 9 very high in a smoker ?

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Yes, the cea doesnt often go very high. over 5 is high

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