Feb 05, 2013 - 1:05 pm
When my husband was diagnosed the cancer, his CEA was 54 in December 2012. After first chemo, CEA was 49. After second one, it dropped to 33. After 3rd chemo, right before his 4th Chemo last week, CEA was 13.
My husband has been feeling very well. And he looks good and exercises 45 minutes per day. The evidence of Chemo has been encouraging, and he has tried other alternative treatments as well!
I don't know how to interpret CEA for the stage 4 cancer my husband has. If CEA is normal for people with stomach cancer, does it mean that this person is free of cancer? Maybe my husband had high CEA because he had lung problem a month ago. He has no Lung cancer mets. Please share your knowledge or CEA info if you know. Your help is highly appreciation.
And here is what I have found on CEA from the web:
The carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) test measures the amount of this protein that may appear in the blood of some people who have certain kinds of cancers, especially large intestine (colon and rectal) cancer. It may also be present in people with cancer of the pancreas, breast, ovary, or lung.CEA is normally produced during the development of a fetus. The production of CEA stops before birth, and it usually is not present in the blood of healthy adults.
Why It Is Done
The carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) test is used to: