Oct 24, 2012 - 6:10 pm
Just had to share my latest news because I'm still elated, hours later, & I think my news shows there's reason for hope. Today my doc told me that the benchmark CA 125 cancer marker is down from 803 a month ago to . . . (drum roll) 173!!! Still a long way from the normal healthy range of 1-30, but what a big improvement over the 2,700+ number when I was diagnosed in July! I'm elated! The oncologist also said any mass in my abdomen is virtually undetectable via palpation, which is a continuation of the promising results of the last PET scan.
I'm still anemic, but not too anemic for chemo today. Also not in need of the drug Neulasta, which I was told is routinely given to chemo patients to fight infection. I've been blogging at www.CaringBridge.org/visit/CaroleSeaton if you're interested in the details.