Oct 24, 2005 - 2:47 am
For those here with colorectal cancer, you've probably heard the term "tumour marker" associated with "CEA" (carcinoembryonic antigen, a protein molecule that is sometimes considered indicative of how effective or not treatment may be.)
If it's not too personal to ask, what has your CEA level been, both at initial diagnosis, and at varying stages of your treatment?
Have you felt that a change in this value accurately reflects a change in your actual status?
For those with cancer for a while, how nervous do you get when it's time to draw blood to check your CEA level again?
(This is my first post here, I hope this is okay. If not, tell me, nicely, please.)