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CA 125 Question

tngirl
Posts: 29
Joined: Sep 2009

Hi,

I wonder if anyone has had this happen to them.  I have been NED since January, 2010.  Had Stage 2C with a hysyterctomy and six months of chemo in August, 2009.  Have been doing real well until recently.  I went into the hospital with what I thought was a gallbladder attack, however, the Drs. were not sure if it was a partial bowel blockage or the gallbladder.  Anyway, after two days with an NG tube  it did straighten itself out but needed gallbladder surgery so I had that about a month ago and then, lucky me, had to have oral surgery a week later.  (I'm tired of giving away body parts!)  I had my scheduled checkup with by gyn/onc the first week of Jan and my CA 125 has doubled.  It usually runs 4 or 6 but has gone up to 12.  He wants to check it again in a month.  Has anyone experienced this?  My gyn/onc said that after surgery the CA 125 may go up a little.   Let me know what if anyone has had this experience.   I know I will worry for the next month.  Thanks!

 

tngirl

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poopergirl14052
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Joined: Nov 2010

Same thing happened to me but Dr. Said to wait and see..as trauma does affect numbers. Try not to worry until you have to. Stay strong..Val 

 

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lovesanimals
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Joined: Sep 2011

The waiting is torture, and I know this is going to be a long month for you.  In reality though, your body has been through a heck of a lot of trauma just in the last month.  Try not to borrow trouble (I know, easier said than done) and I'm sending you good vibes and prayers.

Hugs,

Kelly

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Glad to be done
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Joined: Jul 2012

I just had my check up on Friday and my CA level was up a little too.  IT went from 10 that I had when I finished chemo to 18.  Doc is not concerned.  She said the first test was right after chemo and when I had this test done I had a cold and was getting over a stomach bug.  She said that definetly could have raised it.  I am doing another test in a month.  She said the big thing is that I feel good and am not having any symptoms.  Of course if that changes they will do a scan....

 

I wouldn't stress about it at all.  I am in the same boat andI am not stressing..

tngirl
Posts: 29
Joined: Sep 2009

Thanks!  It's hard not to stress about it.  I feel like I am finally back to my old self after three years and am enjoying my family and work. Prayers and keeping busy will help me as well as reading and touching base with all of you strong and blessed suvivors!

Thank you,

tngirl

tngirl
Posts: 29
Joined: Sep 2009

Kelly,

Hugs and prayers are so much appreciated and welcome!  I will try and be patient and have decided to keep myself busy.  I found some craft items on pinterest.  If I keep my hands busy I will not think about it too much.  Thanks for your encouraging words!

tngirl

tngirl
Posts: 29
Joined: Sep 2009

Thanks Val,

 

I can always use encouragement.  I have a lot of confidence and trust in my gyn/onc.  Thanks! 

 

tngirl

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