Oct 02, 2005 - 6:58 pm
First,I want to say how helpful this message board has been to me. I always look to this website has another research tool to help fight this awful disease. My mother was diagnosed with OVCA Stage IIIC in Jan 2004. After the first chemothherapy her CA-125 level was under 35. She has been in remission since with an average CA-125 level of around 7. It has jumped to 12 once and it has gone down to 4. On September 20, 2005 her CA-125 level shot to 19. I am going crazy because everything I have read indicates that it is back. But the doctors told her to come back in a month and not to worry! My mom has diverticulosis which can aggravate the pertional cavity which the doctors say could cause the ca-125 to rise. Has anyone every heard of this? Did anyone have a ca-125 that rose and has come back down? Thank you so much for reading and responding. I am so worried.I wish I can take this battle on for her.