Dec 26, 2012 - 9:59 pm
My Mom was diagnosed with cancer in November 2012. Her CA 125 was 5,338 November 24, 2012 after a tumor was discovered in her abdomen from a CT scan. She had ascites, too, and had 3.5 liters drained (red color).
She had surgery the last week of November and had 95% of the cancer removed and another 4 liters of ascites drained. The doctor then said he didn't suspect it was ovarian cancer. He said the ovaries seemed to be secondary. Based on presentation, he believe it to be peritoneal cancer, which I have learned is treated very similarly to ovarian. I read in the peritoneal discussion board that some people also post here.
She's had another 3.5 liters of ascites drained December 17, another 4 liters drained December 21, and is scheduled to have it drained again in the morning.
It seems to be filling back up so fast. Has anyone else had a similar experience with that?
Her first chemo treatment was Wednesday, December 19.
We learned today that her CA-125 actually increased after surgery. Her December 18, 2012 labs showed it was 5,427.
We expected it would drop because the doctor said he was able to removed 95% of the cancer.
Wishing blessings to all. This website has been a tremendous help to us as we're trying to educate ourselves enough to even know what questions to ask.