• After surgical rebuking, chemotherapy, My sister's c125 test was35'she has stage3c Primary Peritoneal cancer. Does this mean she is free .

    Asked by Clscandy on Saturday, September 8, 2012

    After surgical rebuking, chemotherapy, My sister's c125 test was35'she has stage3c Primary Peritoneal cancer. Does this mean she is free
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    Help, she is having such a hard time! how can Ihelp her?

    2 Answers from the Community

    • Cindy's Avatar
      Cindy

      A CA-125 result under 36 is considered normal, however that doesn't necessarily mean that she is cancer free. Lately my CA-125 numbers have been staying around 10. My doctor still gives me regular CA125 blood tests to look for trends - initially monthly, now every two months. If the CA-125 numbers tend to go up each time the test is given, then that is an indication that the cancer is reoccurring or spreading. If the CA-125 numbers tend to go down or hold steady, then that is a sign that it is going away or not present.

      about 5 years ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      great information from Cindy, in addition to that, helping her can be a whole lot of just being there to help, be concerned, help her with the little things. Small things start to feel like huge things to you as you are fighting. At times I want to just melt down when stress of some things build up. durning "normal" times those same things would just be water off a ducks back.
      Thanks for being there for her, I know she appreciates it, if she tells you or not. Your a good sister!
      Best of luck to both of you, hope she comes through the treatments great.
      greg

      about 5 years ago

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