Hi all, I'm new to this site.
My mother was diagnosed with stage 3c PPC over 3 years ago. She had surgery involving a total abdo hysterectomy, removal of omentum and a bowel resection. She also had 6 rounds of chemo in total. Her ca125 level at the time of diagnosis was about 350. She responded very well to treatment and has been in remission for the past 2 1/2 years with ca 125 level staying between 0-10. Less than 3 months ago her ca125 level rose to 24 but oncologist said no need to worry as still a normal level. However now level has risen to over 1500 and in such a short period of time! We are shocked as she has been feeling so well! She is meeting with consultant this week and will be booked in for scans. We know this means a reccurance but are very worried about the level rising so quickly and being so high.
Obviously won't have any answers until CT done. Has anyone else been in the same boat and how bad was it? Where are the most likely places for this cancer to present again?
I'ld like to be as prepared as possible so I can be a better support for my mother.
Sorry for the long post!