Apr 14, 2012 - 9:26 am
well, i finally switched doctors and am already feeling much more positive with it. my previous oncologist told me the latest petscan showed progression even though my ca125 went from 1384 to 750 in a 2 week period. i tried to make the argument that the gemzar ive been on since january must have been doing something for the marker to fall so significantly, but he want adamant and said either it works or doesn't work....no in between. my only option left was the clinical trial. so since the clinical trial is only offered at another hospital, i have been going thru the screening process there. the gyn/onc i'm seeing now looked at my petscan and said there's a couple more very small tumors and at best, he felt the cancer was stable. now i find out the latest ca125 has dropped another 300 points to 450! obviously, the gemzar WAS working. now i face the dilemna of "do i stay with the gemzar or go with the clinical trial?" this new doctor said to go with the clinical trial since they've had great results with it, and the enrollment is ending soon. he said i can always go back to gemzar.