Feb 08, 2011 - 9:59 pm
Got my results today from last week's CT/PET. That 550 point rise in CA125 these past 2 months I was on carboplatin was from significant disease progression in my liver. Mets there now involve 35% of my liver, but my oncologist said you can have normal liver function even with 90% involvement. Otherwise the scan showed that the carbo shrank the malignant node in my arm pit; and the para-aortic node grew some but not a lot. The good news is that no new organs lit up with cancer, which was my real fear when the CA125 shot up like that.
The other good news is that my insurance approved Avastin and I was able to get an infusion today. So it will be avastin/cytoxin for me now. The treatment schedule is perfect for me to take a 4-day Christmas-present trip with my oldest son at the end of this month to the Dominican Republic. SUNSHINE; YEA! I feel good on Avastin so far. I hope this is the magic bullet for me that will get this cancer back under control.