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Posted on Fri, 3 Mar 2017
Question: I have uterine cancer stage IIIc and before my surgery I had a blood test done, CA 125. My level was 33.2. After surgery without any type of chemo or radiation my level is 7.9. What does this mean? Why do I need chemo and radiation. 1 lymp node tested positive right side of pelvic.
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Answered by Dr. Deepak Sundriyal (52 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Hello. Chemo and radiation are part of treatment

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear. I have gone through the details. So ca 125 has come down and it means that the tumor burden has been reduced. Since you have a locally advanced form of disease and node is also positive, chemo and radiation are must. Radiation helps to kill the residual tumor cells at local site. Chemo will destro the cells that have escaped to blood circulation.
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Suggest Treatment For Uterine Cancer

Brief Answer: Hello. Chemo and radiation are part of treatment Detailed Answer: Hello dear. I have gone through the details. So ca 125 has come down and it means that the tumor burden has been reduced. Since you have a locally advanced form of disease and node is also positive, chemo and radiation are must. Radiation helps to kill the residual tumor cells at local site. Chemo will destro the cells that have escaped to blood circulation. Thanks and regards