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Jun 7, 2017 · CEA levels in Colorectal Cancer

The results of my CT scan were good. There was nothing to indicate the rise in CEA levels so I go back in 3 months for recheck. The only thing they found was a kink in my intestine which could cause some problems with constipation and stomach pain. I did find out I am allergic to the dye they use for the scan. I through up and broke out in a rash on my arm and stomach. They have noted it in my chart.

Jun 2, 2017 · CEA levels in Colorectal Cancer

Thank you so much. This does help make me feel better. I hope you are doing good. I was diagnosed in 2009 but it was only stage 2. It wasn’t out of the colon. There were two masses, one larger then the other, but they were able to remove both. None of the lymph nodes were involved. The doctor had my blood sent to the Mayo clinic for testing and genetic screening. They found that I have a predisposition for polyps. We did colonoscopies for almost 7 years and my gastroenterologist decided that we should remove the remainder of the colon to eliminate any further polyps. Every colonoscopy he was removing anywhere from 2 to 6 polyps. Thanks for your concern. I will keep everyone posted on the outcome of both the CT scan and my flexoidoscoy.

Jun 1, 2017 · CEA levels in Colorectal Cancer

Thank you for your help.

Jun 1, 2017 · CEA levels in Colorectal Cancer

Mine hadn’t gone over 3 until I had the remaining colon removed. That is why I was questioning. I am hoping it is just something small causing this spike. Thanks for your help.

Jun 1, 2017 · CEA levels in Colorectal Cancer

No but his office called today. They are going to schedule me for a CT scan just to rule out the presence of any cancer. I am scheduled for my flexoidoscopy on June 19th.

May 31, 2017 · CEA levels in Colorectal Cancer

I was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2009. At that time they removed 1/3 of my colon. We did blood screening through the Mayo clinic and they came back that I had a predisposition for polyposis. The cancer had not gotten out of the colon area. Over the next 7 years I was having regular colonoscopies and the doctor removed polyps every time. He recommended that I have the reminder of my colon removed and attache the small intestine to the rectum. That surgery was done January 2016. Up until this surgery was done my CEA levels were in the 3-4 range. This past April I was in to my oncologist for my check-up and my level has increased to 6.1. We redid the test again in 6 weeks which was yesterday and they have increased by 0.3 to 6.4. I was wondering if anyone else has had this problem? I have had my mammogram done and it is clear, I don’t have any more colon so it can’t be colon cancer, I had a hysterectomy when I was in my 20’s so that rules out ovarian cancer. Any help with this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.