Jun 13, 2006 - 11:38 am
Hello Everyone. I was wondering if anyone has experienced a recurrence 6 months following first line therapy. I was diagnosed in July 2006 at age 44 with Stage 3C ovarian cancer. My CA-125 was over 2,000. After a bowel resection and the debulking surgery, my CA-125 went down to 492. After one treatment of carboplatin and taxol, my CA-125 was back in the normal range. It went all the way down to 3 and stayed there until last month (May 2006) when it went up to 19. I had another CA-125 drawn four weeks later and unfortunately, my number has risen to 198. I had a cat scan yesterday and am waiting to hear from my Dr. I know you all know how my family and I are feeling waiting for these test results. We were rather taken aback as to how quickly my numbers rose in just 4 weeks time. The Dr. can't determine the next step until he reads the cat scan. I wonder if they will consider me to be sensitive or non sensitive to platinum since I seem to be on the border of that six month mark. It's been 5 1/2 months since the last treatment. Life was just getting back to normal for our family. My husband and I are worried sick. If anyone has any encouraging words, I would love to hear from them. Thank you.