What is carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA)?

If you've ever wondered what carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) is, you've come to the right place. You can master the facts about carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) and learn how it's used during colon cancer care.
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COLON cancer is a type of cancer that begins in the large intestine. The disease typically affects older adults, however, new cases of younger people being diagnosed with the deadly disease is on the rise. Feeling a pain in a particular body part is a warning sign of the disease.
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Fight Aging! publishes news and commentary relevant to the goal of ending all age-related disease, to be achieved by bringing the mechanisms of aging under the control of modern medicine. This weekly newsletter is sent to thousands of interested subscribers. To subscribe or unsubscribe from the newsletter, please visit: https://www.fightaging.org/newsletter/ Longevity Industry Consulting Services Reason, the founder of Fight Aging! and Repair Biotechnologies, offers strategic consulting services to investors, entrepreneurs, and others interested in the longevity industry and its complexities. To find out m...
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This article is part of a Special Issue entitled: GSK-3 and related kinases in cancer, neurological and other disorders edited by James McCubrey, Agnieszka Gizak and Dariusz Rakus.
Source: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) Molecular Cell Research - Category: Molecular Biology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 24 January 2020Source: Arabian Journal of ChemistryAuthor(s): Fabiana L. Silva, Raquel V.S. Silva, Paola C. Branco, Letícia V. Costa-Lotufo, Cynthia Murakami, Maria C.M. Young, Débora A. Azevedo, Paulo R.H. MorenoAbstractCinnamomum stenophyllum (Meisn.) Vattimo-Gil (Lauraceae) is a native and vulnerable Brazilian species restricted to the Atlantic Forest. The leaf essential oil obtained by hydrodistillation was characterized for the first time by two-dimensional gas chromatography with time-of-flight mass spectrometry (GC×GC-TOFMS). This analysis resulted in the tentat...
Source: Arabian Journal of Chemistry - Category: Chemistry Source Type: research
Authors: Markezana A, Ahmed M, Kumar G, Zorde-Khvalevsky E, Rozenblum N, Galun E, Goldberg SN Abstract Purpose: The aim of this study was to determine whether moderate hyperthermic doses, routinely encountered in the periablational zone during thermal ablation, activate tumor cells sufficiently to secrete pro-tumorigenic factors that can induce increased proliferation.Material and methods: R3230 rat mammary tumor cells and human cancer cell lines, MCF7 breast adenocarcinoma, HepG2 and Huh7 HCC, and HT-29 and SW480 colon adenocarcinoma, were heated in to 45 ± 1 °C or 43 ±...
Source: International Journal of Hyperthermia - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Int J Hyperthermia Source Type: research
Patients with inflammatory bowel disease demonstrate selenium nutritional deficiencies and are at increased risk  for colon cancer. Previously, we determined that global loss of the selenium-containing antioxidant protein, Selenoprotein P (SELENOP), exacerbates experimental colitis-associated cancer (CAC). Using a variety of tissue-specific knockout mouse lines, we further determined that epithelial-derived SELENOP served as the primary mediator of disease severity, and Villin-Cre; Selenop f/f (Selenop ΔIEC) mice have increased tumor incidence, number, size, and dysplasia as compared to WT cohorts.
Source: Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Epithelial Cell Biology/Function in Inflammation Source Type: research
The objective of this study is to assess gastroenterologists ’ current attitudes and barriers toward chromoendoscopy in IBD.
Source: Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Practice Management/Quality of Care/Quality Assurance Source Type: research
This study analyzes the impact of tumor deposits (TDs), T and N status, poor differentiation (PD), perineural invasion (PNI), and lymphovascular invasion (LVI) on survival. Materials and Methods: A retrospective analysis (2010-2015) of the National Cancer Database of stage III colon cancer patients treated with both surgery and chemotherapy was conducted. Data was extracted on sex, race, age at diagnosis, Charlson-Deyo Score, histopathologic variables, and survival rates. Statistical analysis used the test of proportions, log-rank test for Kaplan-Meier curves, and Cox proportional hazard models. Results: For the 42,9...
Source: American Journal of Clinical Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Original Articles: Gastrointestinal Source Type: research
BOWEL cancer is any cancer that affects the colon and rectum. Bowel cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the UK and the second biggest cancer killer. Knowing the early signs of the deadly disease is crucial and should not be ignored. What are the five signs to look out for when a person goes to the toilet?
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By HANS DUVEFELT, MD I’ve had several telephone calls in the last two weeks from a 40-year-old woman with abdominal pain and changed bowel habits. She obviously needs a colonoscopy, which is what I told her when I saw her. If she needed an MRI to rule out a brain tumor I think she would accept that there would be co-pays or deductibles, because the seriousness of our concern for her symptoms would make her want the testing. But because in the inscrutable wisdom of the Obama Affordable Care Act, it was decided that screening colonoscopies done on people with no symptoms whatsoever are a freebie, whereas colon...
Source: The Health Care Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Medical Practice Patients Physicians Primary Care Colonoscopy Hans Duvefelt Health insurance Source Type: blogs
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