that sounds like a great plan
it is really awfully stressful!!
Also if it fits your personality, you could consider joining a support group
another option is a mind-body group (read Herb Benson - relaxation response
acupuncture can also be very helpful for stress, depression
please let us know what happens
Thank you so much for your reply. I understand that these findings are 'typical' for CT Scans, it just worried me that some of the "abnormals" were not seen in a previous scan, six months prior. I really don't know weather or not to rely on the CA 125s d/t the fact that my FIRST one ever drawn was after three surgeries and three rounds of chemo. Therefore, I have no clue if it is even a good marker for me.
Just as an update- I have spoken with my Gyn/Onc and he agreed to repeat the CT scan this April, and then we will discuss a thyroid US if needed. I understand as a cancer patient, that "Stable" is a great word--- I just didn't expect to see such a thing on MY scan. In the mean time- my doc & I have decided to prescribe Ativan to get me through the rough spots (Thank goodness!!!! ) I appreciate you being there for my "freak out" moments and will definitely be updating in April!
thank you for your questions
I would say that those findings on CT scan all sound very normal
thyroid nodule: best test is a thyrroid Ultrasound.Thyroid nodule and also thyroid cancer is very common in young women and is unrelated to ovarian cancer.
If there is a concern on thyroid ultrasound , then you need a biopsy
everything else looks like the normal flux one sees on these scans
from the point of view of screening you for a recurrence, if you had an elevated tumor marker such as a CA 125 at diagnosis, that will be much more sensitive than a scan in picking up an early recurrence.
there has been alot of debate about getting CA 125s as it causes alot of stress . Some doctors recommend waiting until something can be seen on a scan before intervening.
personally, I find that hard to do but the data is mixed on the benefit of chemotherapy in an asymptomatic recurrence.
please keep in touch