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CA 125 and follow up

wooh_girl
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Joined: May 2012

I went to see my surgeon for my regular follow up today. Exam was normal, but my CA 125 keeps rising. It was 24 last time and 30 today. It's been slowly but consistently increasing by a couple of points for the last year. It's never been below 14, but I was pretty comfortable with it in the low 20s. The upward trend is starting to worry me. My CT scan was already scheduled for next week, so I guess I'm just going to have to wait it out. I also had a repeat Pap today, since my yearly one came back as abnormal for the first time ever six months ago (HPV negative though, which is good). I feel like I'm always waiting for something to go wrong and it's getting hard to enjoy what's going right.

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Tethys41
Posts: 1053
Joined: Sep 2010

I know a number of women whose number was climbing or whose number had not come down during treatment and they had great results with Iscador. Some of them have avoided certain recurrance. Iscador is only available through naturopaths and integrative practioners. I consists of self-administered injections.
It is standard of care for cancer patients in Germany.

wooh_girl
Posts: 15
Joined: May 2012

Thanks for the info Tethys. I've heard a little about this...it's derived from mistletoe, right? Planning to check out the integrative medicine center at the hospital where I'm treated, and perhaps try acupuncture too.

Have you done complimentary medicine for your cancer?

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Tethys41
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Joined: Sep 2010

Yes, I started integrative treatment after my second chemo. Despite my poor prognosis and suboptimal debulking, I acheived remission (NED) after 8 rounds of carbo/taxol/avastin. I continue to work with my naturopath and am still in remission over 2 1/2 years after finishing treatment.

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2timothy1 7
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Joined: Jan 2012

Hi there. Just wanted to share my iscador experience with you. My ca 125 was 31 after finishing chemo. I began taking the shots soon after finishing chemo. After 1 month of shots, number fell to 20. I will have next blood work drawn in December. Hoping the number goes down even more. I have no side effects from it other than red spot at injection site. It is worth giving a try. Good luck!

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