Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer


E-eating less but feeling full fast

A-abdominal/pelvic pain

T-trouble with urination(frequency or urgency)

A PAP test does not detect ovarian cancer.

If these symptoms persist more that 2 weeks and are getting worse not better see your gynocologist and request additional tests such as a CA-125 and/or Transvaginal Ultrasound

Friday, November 12, 2010

Struggling with bad test results

This has been a tough week for me. As I was in line for an oil change at Oil Can Henry's when the call came from the Dr office. My CA-125 numbers have gone up. CA-125 is a protein that is produced by ovarian cancer cells so the the rise in these numbers could possibly mean the the cancer is back. After thinking about what the nurse said the main emotion I felt was sadness. I hit this cancer hard with chemo and the surgeon got rid of all the cancer they could could it possibly come back. Now I wait...the doctor says he wants to wait 2 months to redo the test to see if the numbers stabilize or continue to rise. I do not know if I can wait 2 months. 2 months feels like a long time. This week I will seek out a 2nd opinion from the surgeon who is a specialist in my type of cancer. Right now I trust God will take care of me and I pray for the great Healer to perform a miracle and that all of my numbers will be back down after my next blood tests are drawn. Thanks for your prayers for my peace, direction, and ultimately God's hand to destroy any potential tumors. Love to all, Karen

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