Oct 21, 2012 - 1:55 pm
I was diagnosed with stage 4 ovarian cancer in may 2012. It presented itself with several rumors in my chest cavity. They took a biopsy and the markers came back ovarian markers. Took my CA 125 and it was 3200. They did a ct scan and could not see any cancer. Had 4 rounds chemotherapy and rumors in chest cavity were gone. Went in last week for debulking surgery and the doctor said the cancer was not visible to the eye but everything came back positive for cancer. He said the scan and the eye can not detect because it is microscopic. I am reaching out to see if anyone has had the same presentation. My concern is how will I ever know if I'm in remission if the scans always come up clear. I am told the CA 125 is not an indicator. Also if you have had the microscopic cells, what line of chemotherapy did you use? Thank you for reading and appreciate any feedback.