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Is CEA level of 2.8 a cause for concern?

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Dr. Deepak Sundriyal

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Practicing since :2005

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Posted on Tue, 29 May 2018 in Cancer
Question: My CEA lab result is 2.8. Should I worry?
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Answered by Dr. Deepak Sundriyal 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Hello. It is normal

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear. I have seen your reports. We take a cea level of more than 4 as abnormal. You need not to worry. Yours tests are all normal including cea.
Thanks and regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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Follow up: Dr. Deepak Sundriyal 1 hour later
Thank you. Is this a routine lab test that should be part of a yearly physical?
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Answered by Dr. Deepak Sundriyal 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Hello. No its not a routine test

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear. Its neither a routine test nor it should be the part of yearly evaluation, if you donot have a prior history of colorectal or lung cancer.
Thanks and regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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Follow up: Dr. Deepak Sundriyal 12 hours later
My maternal grandfather died from colon cancer. Does that change the need for a routine CEA ?
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Answered by Dr. Deepak Sundriyal 4 hours later
Brief Answer:
Hello. No it wont change

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear. You just need a colonoscopy once in 10 years.
Thanks and regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
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