Re: Cancer Blood Level still lower

cheerful Member Posts: 261 Member

Hi Ladies:

  I wanted to update you on my appt today with my oncologist regarding the reoccurrence of UPSC I have been diagnosed with since October of 2016. My latest CA 125 number is now down to 49.  It started at 134 so the number is down over 85 points! It was 63 in December. This is a significant drop and really good news for now.  So for now, I am sitting tight and will take it one week at a time.  I go back for my next round of blood work for the cancer in mid February.  He also wants me to have an ascites test (ultrasound) of the abdomen and pelvis. And I have an appt near the end of February to see my oncologist.  I asked him about other women who have had UPSC a reoccurrence and he said there have been a number of women whom the blood work level decreases for so this is very encourgaging for me.  I am really happy for now and so is my family.  This is really good news.  I just hope the blood level continues to drop. Although if it does not, I am ready to go for chemotherapy if I do need to have it done.

  I asked my oncologist why the number has been falling downwards and he said I have a Strong Immune System and it is fending off the cancer cells.  I still want to get it down to 35 or lower for the CA level then I will be at a normal range. I am eating healthy and well and he said to keep all that and to drink orange juice, either ice tea or green tea (and I have had a lot of green tea over the years) and also water and I drink all three during the day.  Anyway, it is important to have fruits and I have been having pears and apples. I have an egg with no yolks inside for breakfast with a piece of toast (I have an Egg Substitute) and they are delicious almost every day and I really enjoy this. I prefer having the egg substitutes because I have to watch my sodium intake as I had a minor stroke in the spring of 2015 which I have since then lost between 70 to 80 lbs so I have lost a lot of weight.

  I will keep you ladies updated. But for now, I can sit tight and plan to make the most of every day.


a/k/a Jane


  • MAbound
    MAbound Member Posts: 1,168 Member
    edited January 2017 #2
    Great News!

    Congratulations Cheerful! I'm doing my happy dance for you!

  • Kvdyson
    Kvdyson Member Posts: 789
    That is wonderful! What a

    That is wonderful! What a relief for you and your family. Keep up whatever you are doing and celebrate this very happy news! Kim

  • TeddyandBears_Mom
    TeddyandBears_Mom Member Posts: 1,811 Member
    edited January 2017 #4
    Cheerful, What great news!  I

    Cheerful, What great news!  I hope you continue to move closer to that normal range and your scan shows you all clear!

    Please keep in touch and let us know how you are doing.

    Love and Hugs,


  • Editgrl
    Editgrl Member Posts: 903 Member
    Glad to hear this news!

    Cheerful, that is great!  Hope that number continues to come down!  Woo hoo!

  • Nellasing
    Nellasing Member Posts: 528 Member
    Hi Jane,

    That is SUCH GOOD NEWS!!!  I'm dancing with the rest- it feel so good to hear good news and I'm sure to share it!!  Hoping those numbers keep on dropping and you keep feeling better and better with all the wonderful things you are doing.  (((HUGS)))

  • NoTimeForCancer
    NoTimeForCancer Member Posts: 3,298 Member
    Oh Jane this sounds so

    Oh Jane this sounds so wonderful.  So interesting to hear what he had to say - thank you for sharing that.