I visit this site often and love reading the uplifting replies to questions. From thinking my life would be over shortly I see many women who are still around years after being diagnosed with advanced OC. I was treated last year for stage 4. I had wonderful surgeons who managed to get out all the masses that could be seen with the eye and followed this with a course of chemo which finished last August and my scan showed that I was in remission. My Oncologist has explained that in trials of the CA125 blood test it was found to have no beneficial outcome of treating a recurrance of the cancer. In fact it resulted in chemo being started earlier than necessary. So I have not been offered these at my follow up appointments. I am feeling good at the moment however, every little twinge scares the hell out of me. Silly question I know, but how do you know if the cancer has returned? I am so scared that if it does recur I will leave it too late to be treated again. Chris x
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