CA125 came back 53

Licha
Licha Member Posts: 21
What do you think, today I started my trhirt cycle and my doctor gave me the news of my ca125 came back 53, last May 9 it was 474, by May 29 143 and June 21 53.. I would like to know what you ladies think about this. please...

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  • jbeans888
    jbeans888 Member Posts: 313
    Pretty good! You are getting
    Pretty good! You are getting there because anything less than 35 is considered normal range. Keep us the fight girlfriend. :-)
  • Tethys41
    Tethys41 Member Posts: 1,376 Member
    Each chemo cuts CA-125 in half
    The doctors think the treatment is being successful if your CA-125 is reduced by one half with each chemo. It sounds as if you are doing better than that.
  • poopergirl14052
    poopergirl14052 Member Posts: 1,183 Member
    Tethys41 said:

    Each chemo cuts CA-125 in half
    The doctors think the treatment is being successful if your CA-125 is reduced by one half with each chemo. It sounds as if you are doing better than that.

    great number
    you are responding well to your treatments. Keep up the good work..val
  • carolenk
    carolenk Member Posts: 907 Member

    great number
    you are responding well to your treatments. Keep up the good work..val

    CA-125 is a protein made on
    CA-125 is a protein made on the cell wall of various tissues in the body and overproduced in some forms of ovarian cancer. A lower number usually means less cancer so you can be happy about this test result.

    If your number was not decreasing, the doctor would probably switch you to a differenct chemo. I am guessing that you are at least on a platinum chemo as that is the "first-line treatment" for OVCA. The lower CA-125 indicates that the cancer is responding to the treatment and that the cancer is "platinum sensitive" which means the platinum drug is working.

    The oncologists like to get the CA-125 as low as possible with 6-8 treatments. Hopefully, your number will continue to decline and then stay low.

    Carolen