Those Pesky Lymph Nodes

Well let’s see if I still remember how to do this…

When I last left you in April mom had just had a scan and it was clear minus some lymph nodes and she was starting a new PARP inhibitor drug.  Since then her CA125 had continued to go up (see chart below) while on the new drug.  However, her CT scan in August was clear.

That brings us to today.  She has tumor activity in two lymph nodes.  I haven’t seen the scan yet so I can only go off what her oncologist told us. Which is that one lymph node grew by 50% from 8mm and the other went from one point something centimeters to 2.4cm and got longer.  Because of this he no longer thinks these lymph nodes are stable and that we’ve finally figured out why the CA125 keeps going up.  The cancer is in those pesky lymph nodes.

Fear not!  We have a plan and her doctor said this isn’t even close to worst case scenario.  

Plan A: Get into a clinical trial. We won’t know what this entails until we know what trial she qualifies for.

Plan B: If she can’t get into a clinical trial she will go back to the chemo routine she was last on in June 2017.

Reason for opting for a clinical trial first is the longer she stays off chemo, he hopes the longer he can keep her from becoming chemo resistant.

As always thank you all for your love and prayers.  It always has and always will mean so very much to us! 

5 thoughts on “Those Pesky Lymph Nodes

  1. Christine Andrews Cowart says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you Marybeth. Stay strong. I know it’s scary but you can conquer this. I start radiation in December for thyroid cancer. I am very blessed to have had mine found in the early stages. Take care.

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  2. Patti Gault Mosure says:

    Dear Marybeth,
    You are my hero and will forever be one! You are a fighter and have skwYs been one! Thinking of you and your beautiful family! Keep you chin up and cast all you cares on our dear lord! He hears the prayers of the faithful! He loves you and do do I!💚🌺🙏🏼

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