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I am presently on Avastin post chemotherapy which I completed in September

I was diagnosed with stage 3 ovarian cancer I had chemotherapy and a total hysterectomy there was no lymph node involvement and no other disease visible to the surgeon

Ii responded very well to the treatment and was doing well on Avastin with a clear scan in March

Unfortunately my ca125 is elevated since and I fear the worst in my next scan which is early June

Wondering if anyone have had similar experiences


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Hi Peggy, pre scan anxiety is just the worst thing, my situation is different to yours in that my ca125 has remained normal since after my first chemo but I can completely relate to your pre scan worry , its even been given a name now 'scaniexty'. I have scans every six months and the only way I can reassure myself is to say that if anything shows up it has to be fairly new so it'll be treatable. I was originally diagnosed in 2015 with a recurrence in 2017 but my last scan in February was good and I'm well thank God. I hope June goes well for you 🙏

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Setdance in reply to Tvam

Thankyou for reply and reassurance appreciate it will let you know results

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Tvam in reply to Setdance

I truly wish you all the very best xx

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Setdance in reply to Tvam


Well...yes. many of us have recurrences we then proceed usually to a new round of chemo. Good luck hugs from paris

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Setdance in reply to Ruebacelle

Thankyou so much for good wishes and encouragement appreciate it very much

Hello Peggy, I also was diagnosed with Stage 3 Ovarian Ca. in October 2017your probably told you that you can get a false positive result on the CA125 blood test ie its not totally foolproof

you wrote that your last scan was clear in March & that your disease was localised with no lymph node involvement which is very positive.

cancer is a bumpy ride for us all, it is normal to be fearful of a raised CA125 , the scan may reveal an issue to be dealt with and a plan will be put in place if required.

wishing you all the best with the scan


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Setdance in reply to User2413

Thankyou Maria for taking the time to write this message and for your encouragement please God scan will show favourable results Wishing you continued good health


I just wanted to let you know Ias you know I was very anxious about my scan as my ca125 was raised wWell I had the scan and there was no disease evident so I am grateful for that

Oncologist did start me on Arimidex as studies are showing its effective in oc treatment so for now I am relieved

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