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What is the prognosis after treating a colon cancer?

I had a small cancer tumor removed in my lower colon last May. Both ends on the 4" cut out colon showed no cancer. Have had pet scan, MRI and Ct scan just last week. No cancer. I had a blood test recently including a CEA test with a result of 3.0Mg per liter. Should I be concerned with the 3.0 result with some kind of a treatment for cancer or just wait 3 mo. and have another CEA to see if the CEA changes? 81 years old. Thanks
Thu, 23 Feb 2017
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Hello!If your exams didn't show any cancer regress' you have just to repeat your CEA test 3 months leater.Regards
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