Hi all. New to this so please bear with me. Hubby was diagnosed with stage 3 bowel cancer but on finding bowel cancer discovered he had stage 3 prostate cancer as well. In 2001 he had his operation but no chemo as he has heart failure. Although he had a few issues after his op we thought everything was going ok. Saw specialist on Mon of this week and he said everything was ok, but come down with a bang on Thurs when Dr rang to say his cea level has gone from 1.6 til 28.6. Dr very concerned with this and has ordered a ct scan and colostomy. I have read that cea test can sometimes come back high with nothing wrong. Has anyone had a high reading with no cancer reacurrance.