HI,MY SISITER HAVE OVARIAN CANCER.SURGERY ALMOST DONE BEFORE 8 MONTHS AGO.CANCER DIAGNOSE AFTER SURGERY WHEN DOCTORS SEEN TEST REPORTS.AFTER THAT DOCTOR ADVICE FOR CHEMOTHROPY 6 CYCLES.BEFORE CHEMO HER CA125 WAS 16.8 AND NOW AFTER 6 CYCLES HER CA125 WAS 8.77.NOW DOCTOR ADVICE 2 MORE CYCLES.NOW I WANT TO KNOW IS THIS RATIO 8.77 WAS OK AND SAFE AND IS CA125 REACHED 0 WITH 2 MORE CYCLES.AND IN FUTURE HOW MANY CHANCE TO ICREASE IN CA125
What was the stage of her cancer at the beginning of chemotherapy? What was the histology?
The correct approach to epithelial ovarian cancer involves a complete staging laparotomy (cancer surgery including lymph node sampling), followed by chemotherapy (usually 6 to 8 cycles of a platinum based regimen for stage 2, 3, and 4 cancers), followed by close surveillance (including Ca125 levels).
I would advise her to undergo a PET-CT to document her current status.
It is impossible to predict the future trend of her Ca125 levels.
Wish her all the best!
Copyright 1994-2017MedHelp International.All rights reserved. MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.