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Cancer Update – Blood Results

I got some cancer news last week…
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I got my cancer marker (CA125) results back via email today.
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They only decreased by 6.4%.
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This is the worst response to chemo I’ve had between cycles…ever!
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Interesting that it’s during exactly the same time I’ve been in lock down and disconnected from everyone and in a state of inevitably higher stress/anxiety. The later being a known factor to exacerbate cancer growth.
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I am upset about results. Chemo makes me feel like shit and I only do it for it to have an effect on my cancer….which these results show it isn’t really.
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While it is showing ‘some’ effect it is very little and I am concerned it is indicating my cancer is becoming none responsive to chemo. This would be shit as there are no other options…and I only have two more doses left available to me. Shit all round 😔
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We will only have to wait and see what the next results are in three weeks time.
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But I am sad and disheartened.
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I’ll focus on how I feel though…which is relatively well, considering how many tumours I have and where they are…right lung, liver, around heart and next to right kidney…
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For that I’m grateful (not for the tumours 🙈 I mean for how well I feel considering the tumours… 🙌🏻).
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I’ve shared a graph of my cancer markers results from 6 weeks pre diagnosis until now…for the visually minded. Below 30 is ‘healthy range’. I’m sitting 100 above that just now.
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A common misconception in ovarian cancer is that the higher the number the worst the amount of cancer…this is not true…the actual indicator is how quickly the number rises (cancer growth) and falls (cancer shrinkage). You can be stage one and have a number over 1000 and stage four and have a number below 300 for instance.
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I continue to explore other options, however, given the current global situation many of these are ‘alternative’ or ‘complementary’…if this is something you are able and willing to support please donate. Thank you.xx
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https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-fi-to-heal-from-stage-four-ovarian-cancer

3 thoughts on “Cancer Update – Blood Results”

  1. Come on Fi , you are the best at de stressing …… apply all your knowledge to you. For me I put my trust inGod – you , the universe – whatever you feel is the Higher power …… hand over your “ concerns”…….. get peaceful… and see yourself WHOLE! I do.
    love always, Shoniex

  2. Praying that this can be turned around but it is hard when you feel like your options are looking totally SNAFU. Thanks for clarifying the healthy range for CA125. Never had clear guidelines during my 4 year recovery. I am hovering between 27 to 31 my last three tests. My heart aches for you and your family as you continue your gallant fight. Hold tight girl extra love coming from Mama Bear in Alabama.

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