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Table. 2.

Table. 2.

Preoperative serum calcitonin and CEA rates correlated with anatomical stage

Total number Positive patients Sensitivity (%) p for trend Increase in sensitivity by adding CEA



Calcitonin CEA Calcitonin CEA Calcitonin CEA
Stage I 35 31 7 88.6 20.0 0%
Stage II/III 26 25 15 96.2 57.7 0%
Stage IV 33 33 29 100 87.9 0.035 <0.001 0%
Total patients 94 89 51 94.7 54.3 0%

p-values were calculated using the Cochran?Armitage trend test. CEA: carcinoembryonic antigen

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