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IJMDC. 2023; 7(8): 1102-1106

Association between carcinoembryonic antigen and stages of colorectal cancer: a retrospective study

Jehan Mansour AlSubhi, Ibtihal Balubaid, Mawadda Khogeer, Rama Habadi, Razan Alshaikh, Fatma Khinaifis.


Background: Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the most common cancer in men and the third most common cancer in women in Saudi Arabia. Carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) is a complex glycoprotein released by various malignancies, including CRC. It is present in the blood at a modest concentration. The present study aimed at measuring the relationship between CEA levels and colon cancer stage in patients treated at the King Abdulaziz University Hospital (KAUH).
Methods: We conducted this retrospective record review study in the Surgery Department at KAUH, a tertiary facility in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; the study included 285 patients diagnosed with CRC between 2015 and 2021.
Results: There was a significant relationship between preoperative CEA level and CRC staging (p =

Key words: Colorectal cancer , carcinoembryonic antigen, general surgery, oncology

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