Had a routine Blood Test done and Doc told me that "my CEA Level"
was High. Told me I need to see a "Oncologist" because my
CEA Level is 11, and that normal level @ max, for non-smoker
is about 3, for heavy smokers around 5. He explained the significance
of a CEA level of "11" and it's connection to Cancer with a CEA Level
as elevated as mine.
Thing I'm confused about is, after docs saw my CEA level they of course
kept me in hospital. For 4 days they did tests, MRI, CT scan, Endoscopy etc..But found nothing on any of the imaging tests.
So, can anyone please tell me what that means! Do I have cancer some-where in my body due to the CEA @ level 11? Or do I not have cancer
due to the fact that all the "Imaging Tests" did not find anything?
And since a Level as high as 11 is usually an indication of advanced stages, how could it not show up in any of the "Imaging Tests"?