Preoiperative carcinoembryonic antigen level and prognosis in colorectal cancer.

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Carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) levels were estimated in 117 patients before resection of colorectal cancer. Twenty-six per cent of patients had normal CEA values. CEA values rose progressively with tumour stages, and were higher in patients with liver metastases compared with patients with only lymph-node spread. No significant difference in survival… (More)

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