Feb 17, 2011 - 2:01 pm
Just had my 4-month checkup with my OB Oncol and it was all good. I know many of you have posted about what type follow-up exams we have and if they can follow the CA125 tumor marker. From day one, my doc has been able to follow my CA 125 since prior treatments it was around 500 and each chemo session it consistently went down and has stayed at around 5 range today.
Today I questioned my doc if we need another CT scan as we did a few at the beginning....he told me NO...unless I feel the need to have one. Asked him can the CA 125 be a good marker for recurrence and he told me yes, but can't follow this with everyone. In my case, it shows how the treatments helped it and today that it's stable....no cancer. Also he needs to hear from me if I feel pain and/or unusual sensations between my appts.
Asked him where else my cancer can go -- lymph nodes, lungs and vaginal area (vaginal cuff), his response.
Happy to be floating with NED for the past 1-1/2 years. Next stop, DEXA bone scan as last one 2 yrs ago showed some bone thinning at top of hip joint.
Thanks all for your support...you all have been a true blessing for me and I know I'd not be where I am today without each and everyone.....
Uterine MMMT, stage 3C, diagnosed 2/09