Feb 27, 2014 - 10:19 am
My wife was diagnosed with Stage 4 uterine cancer in 2008. She had a hysterectomy and chemo and was cancer free up until last August, where the last scan the onc planned on giving her showed that the cancer had spread to her stomach. There was also a spot on her liver and fluid around the lung. The onc saw estrogen receptor positive cells so he started her on Arimidex, even though that's mostly for breast cancer. Her last scan in December showed a lot of shrinking to all tumors. No more fluid around the lungs, either. Her blood work has been very good, as well, up until last week. That test showed that her CA 125 rose from 10 to 21. Still low, but my research tells me it's not what you want to see.
Has anybody else had an experience like this? Since she initially responded so strongly to the Arimidex is it possible that the oncs would have more options at their disposal. We have another scan scheduled for next week. I know that's the definitive test. I guess I'm just reaching out for some hope. She feels and looks great, so that's what I'm focusing on. Thanks for any feedback.