Scan Results & A New Plan

Mom had a CT scan last Thursday. Today she and dad met with her oncologist to go over her results and a new treatment plan.

Her CA125 is now up to 744 (it was at 482 on 3/18/2019). The lymph nodes that were enlarged on her scan in February have grown by 30%. And she has irregular thickening along the medial wall of her cecum (the beginning of the large intestine) because of the cancer.

Because the cancer still progressed while she was receiving treatment they have in fact determined that her cancer is now resistant to platinum based chemotherapy drugs.

Tomorrow she will have an echocardiogram and if all looks good she will begin the chemotherapy drug Doxil. The echocardiogram is necessary because Doxil can interfere with the pumping of the heart and they want to make sure hers in working properly before treatment.

If all checks out she will have Doxil once a month for 4 months and then another CT scan.

As always thank you all for the love and prayers and support. It means so much to us! 💜

5 thoughts on “Scan Results & A New Plan

  1. Pamela Suhan says:

    Prayers for you & your family. You are amazing to post and keep all of us updated & praying for your mom. I pray for you & your family for continued strength & courage as you face the challenges. You are an amazing family with amazing strength. May you be find strength in family, friends & faith.

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