Noni Novisari Soeroso, Luhur Soeroso, Tamsil Syafiuddin
Background: Increased level of CEA found on adenocarcinoma and decreased of level CEA found on squamous cell lung cancer. The purpose of this study was to evaluate serum CEA levels in Non Small Cell Lung Cancer Patients at H. Adam Malik General Hospital Medan.
Methods: This is retrospective descriptive study and data taken from medical record from January 2010 until May 2012.
Results: One hundred and sixty seven lung cancer patients at Adam Malik Hospital were included this study. The cytology/histopathology found was adenocarcinoma (56.8%) dan Stage III B found in about (54.8%) in one hundred sixty seven patients. Increased serum level of CEA more than 3 ng/ml found approximately in 63.4% of Non Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) patients. No differences in serum level of adenocarcinoma, aquamous cell carcinoma and large cell carcinoma.
Conclusion: Serum level CEA more than 3 ng/ml approximately 63.4% on NSCLC patients. There is no signifi cant difference serum level CEA between adenocarcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and large cell carcinoma. (J Respir Indo. 2014; 34: 17-25)
Key words: carcinoembryogenic antigen, NSCLC, citology, histopatology.