Oct 20, 2011 - 1:58 pm
Went to doctor today and got lab and CAT scan results. It's been 7 weeks since my last CA 125. It went from 84 to 344. Luckily the CAT scan is stable though. Although he says it is just a number, he still thinks I should go on chemo again. It has been 4 months since my last chemo. He said I could wait until after the first of the year to start chemo.
He says that the cancer can spread even though the CAT scan does not show anything. He said the cancer can be like a film spreading inside. That's very discouraging to me. Has anyone else's doctor told them anything like this?
My doctor in Florida said he would wait to start treatment when the CAT scan shows something. I will be anxious to get my Florida doctor's opinion. He is a gyn/ono and the one in Illinois is a med/ono.
I asked about a PET scan and he said the PET only lights up what shows on the CAT scan, and the "film" would not show up on the CAT or PET.
I am feeling good and less tired than I had been. My hair has grown in enough I don't need my hat anymore.......except for warmth when the temperature is 39 degrees.
We are headed for Florida on October 29th, so I will see what my doctor there recommends.
You all remain in my prayers. In peace and caring.