My wife had a CA125 marker blood test done on the day she reveived her 6th and final chemo treatment. That was 4 weeks after her 5th treatment. On that day her CA125 marker had gone done to 26. To that point in time her ca125 levels had been going down.
Three weeks after her 6th and final treatment she went to the hospital for an exam and blood test. The CA125 marker had risen to 42. Why the increase after the steady decline during chemo? The nurse said the results can be affected by other infections in the body.
My mother had pressure in her ovaries , so she went to the Doctor
had a pap smear that turned out fine. She also had a ultrasound
which found two cysts on her ovaries like grapefruits, and took
the ca125 and the result was 38?
Hopefully she will be having her surgery in a week, but in the meantime I am so worried its cancer.
My mom is 58 years old, and we have NO cancer in our family, and her cysts were very smooth(does that mean anything?)
I also heard 35 and up is abnormal. She got 38 so what do you think the chances are.
Also, I heard ovarian cancer is the worse to treat. Can patients survive with this cancer.
Thank you for your time,
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.