The right total resection chemotherapy for breast cancer has been checked for 3 years and the carcinoembryonic antigen is all at normal value. This year is the second review. The first review was on April 4.2 this year. The value of this recheck is suddenly 7.33. Is it serious. Do 'B ultrasound and come out CT B Ultrasound showed no problem. The patient had diabetes. hypertension. And hepatitis C. Recently, blood sugar has been on the high side, and I have been taking long-acting insulin. Does it have anything to do with this
Hello, according to the situation you described, carcinoembryonic antigen is one of the tumor markers. Besides some digestive tract tumors may affect the increase of carcinoembryonic antigen, some benign diseases can also cause, such as diabetes patients will also affect the rise of carcinoembryonic antigen. Regular review is recommended
In this case, physical examination is the main reason. Because the value of carcinoembryonic antigen, which is what you say, is not a specific tumor marker of breast cancer. It has a certain reference value, but it is not absolute. So if there is no problem in physical examination, I think it can be observed dynamically.
According to the situation you described, if you have finished chemotherapy for about three years, the value of carcinoembryonic antigen is within the normal range every time. If the value is slightly higher this time, you don't have to be too nervous and anxious. Although carcinoembryonic antigen is an indicator to check whether cancer patients have recurrence, it can't be simple. If the value is slightly higher, you can judge the possibility of cancer recurrence. You can also do a comprehensive CT of the upper abdomen or chest to see if there is peripheral lymph node metastasis. Insulin injection should not have much to do with the increase of carcinoembryonic antigen.