Jan 09, 2010 - 5:07 pm
Hey everyone and Happy New Year!
January was my 2-month lab visit. After the lab I found my ca-125 went from 15 to 37! The past 6-months every 2 months my counts would go up about 2 points, but now... I had my cat-scan on January 8, 2010 and will find out the results on Tuesday.
I am so scared because back in Nov., my last scan showed 2-lymph nodes (enlarged/para aortic?) but because my count was 15 at the time I tried to take a strong stance and say lets see what my next visit will reflect and I'll make a decision then. My doctor back then had hinted at possibly spot-treating the 2 nodes with radiation (this would be a first for me), but I wanted to wait to see what this scan shows. I'm beginning to think I made a terrible mistake by not taking her advice? My counts were doing so well too.
Has anyone had this type of issue and or had their lymph-nodes spot treated with radiation?
Does the radiation destroy the nodes or the suspected cancer in the nodes? What would happen if the nodes get larger? I want to add, on all of my cat-scans, there was never any evidence of tumors, just the 2 para-aortic nodes. I guess I could ask my doctors all of these questions Tuesday, but I'm very anxious right now from answers.
Also, I don't know if its a coincidence, but about 2 months ago I began a really near vegetarian diet. I'm losing weight as a result and feeling great, but could I have messed myself up? I would hate to think so because this is the healthiest eating plan I have ever had in my whole life.
Anyway, I started taking lexapro to get me through this, but anyone with actual answers for me would help get through these next few days.