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In stage 4 ovarian cancer, what does it mean if after several chemo treatments, if your ca-125 stays same?

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Dr. Devon Webster
Internal Medicine - Oncology
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In brief: Hard to say

If your ca-125 was very elevated to start with, and it's staying the same, that means the ovarian cancer cells aren't growing, which is good! of course you'd feel better if your ca-125 was going down, but that can take some time.
If your ca-125 was in the normal range to start with, or only mildly elevated, it might not be an accurate marker for your cancer. How you feel is very important!

In brief: Hard to say

If your ca-125 was very elevated to start with, and it's staying the same, that means the ovarian cancer cells aren't growing, which is good! of course you'd feel better if your ca-125 was going down, but that can take some time.
If your ca-125 was in the normal range to start with, or only mildly elevated, it might not be an accurate marker for your cancer. How you feel is very important!
Dr. Devon Webster
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Dr. John Geisler
Gynecology - Oncology

In brief: Ovarian cancer

If a ca 125 does not return within the normal range after surgery and chemotherapy, it is worrisome for resistant or residual disease.
However, ca 125 alone is not diagnostic.

In brief: Ovarian cancer

If a ca 125 does not return within the normal range after surgery and chemotherapy, it is worrisome for resistant or residual disease.
However, ca 125 alone is not diagnostic.
Dr. John Geisler
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