Hi Suzsen, my wife on chemo (Gemzar)for recurrence of OVCA, since April 2006. CT scan done in March showed some mass around the top of liver. She has ascites and two episodes of tapping done to drain out the fluid collection. The latest CT scan done end July showed the mass around the liver is still there which she has'nt responded well to the current chemo regimen. Her lungs, spleen, pancreas and left kidney are all clear. The fluid collection has compressed her right kidney which is horizontally displaced (according to the CT scan report). I don't think her liver is badly affected although she seems to have a lot of back pain, abdominal discomfort and nausea. I think your mom's liver function should be good although her CA125 elevation seems to be of some concern. Kindly keep me posted on further developments and in the meantime we shall remember you and your mom in our prayers.
Thank you so much for your response. I'm so sorry to hear your wife is suffering, please give her our best wishes.
I had read that asciites is a symptom of cancer involvement in the liver, my mom does not have that. So it sounds like an elevated liver function doesn't necessarily indicate cancer in the liver.
We know the cancer will probably come back eventually, but mom responded well to the chemo the first time and it does seem to be coming back slowly rather than quickly.