Hi all, my mom received her first cycle of Carbo/Taxol for her recurrence on February 23rd. She had her CA-125 checked a week later (March 2nd), and the results show that her numbers are still going up. This is very distressing as I'm so afraid the chemo isn't working and/or that the doctors will stop treatment prematurely.
Her numbers rose crazy high in a short period of time going from 97 (Nov. 30th) to 1,068 (Jan 11th), and now 5,092 (Mar. 2nd). And so far without any physical symptoms so far (thankfully). Her most recent scan just showed enlarged lymph nodes, and possibly some ascites fluid by her abdominal hernia.
Has anyone here had their numbers go up initially on this particular chemo combo before going down? I know with some others like Caelyx that seems more common. My mom was platinum sensitive before, with her CA-125 dropping down to a low of 3 after her first line chemo, and that was over 2 years ago, so on paper at least, Carboplatin should work again for her.