There’s good news & bad news. The good news: blood test this week shows that on new chemotherapy drug, Doxil, my benchmark CA125 marker has come down a little, to 315 from 351
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Best Christmas gift EVER: the elegant Dr Brooks called Christmas Eve morning to say my CA125 is dropping after only 2 Doxil infusions, 407 to 351. "I think we're on the right
Finally got the call today I've been waiting almost a week for. I hoped my silver fox oncologist Brooks would call the day before Thanksgiving with a new CA125 number, but it
Feeling very low…wishing I could find the spirit in others that enables them to tell their doctors what’s what. I have just come thru a harrowing week which I fear jeopardizes
Got started on my latest course of chemo yesterday, thanks to my longtime oncologist who’s now stepping back in favor of the gynecologic oncology surgeon. So far, no unpleasan
There’s not much in movie theaters that interests me these days, but I’ve been wanting to see “Gone Girl” ever since I saw its cast and director discuss the film on “Charlie R
“This is not good news.”
So says my oncologist, who called half an hour ago with results of last Friday’s PET scan. Seems I have half a dozen small new tumors—on the liver, adr
"There will be a plan."
So says Dr. Brooks, the silver fox oncologist. Saw him yesterday before chemo with questions about my rising CA125 number. It has increased each time it
There’s an interesting story in the NY Times today which says women of Ashkenazi Jewish descent have a much higher rate of breast & ovarian cancer than the general population.
In medical waiting rooms all around town, there’s a magazine called Living with Cancer. Haven’t read it, but I guess I should, because that’s me. Just back from a visit with t