2. Will every person with cancer have a CEA test performed?
No. CEA has a role to play in certain tumors, particularly colon cancer. However, a number of other tumor markers have been developed to monitor cancers from different organs. As an example, breast cancer is usually monitored with a CA 15-3 test or a CA 27.29 test. For some cancers, testing for tumor markers is not done at all.
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