Raised ca 125 levels??

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Hi,I've just been told my ca125 levels are high, doctors said it can be a ovarian cyst, ovarian cancer or could just be because I've got RA, have and other ladies had this and it's just been down to arthritis???

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    Hi Debbie

    Who gave you the result ? Did they tell you the number of your level. My MIL had ovarian cancer but if number stayed below 47(I think) then no active treatment.

    I hope the person who gave you the result was qualified to offer that opinion.

    I would ask for clarification promptly as I am sure your really worried X

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    I kept getting cysts in my womb and had to have hysterectomy as they could have turned cancerous. I was told it could have been caused by my cancer drug tamoxifen but I think RA drugs have a lot to answer for to.
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      They do, I'm on methotrexate and gollimad, (Simponi), I've been dreading the day they tell me I might have got cancer because of these drugs, but without the drugs o can't even move

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      I know. But that's it ... No choice. I was offered biological drugs for my RA and some of the drugs offered warned that people who had had cancer should not use them. I think that speaks volumes. I know that in my desperation to ease my pain I am putting myself at risk with other nasty illnesses. Its still early days with all these drugs and we don't know long term dangers.

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      No I'm in the UK, I've been on it 2 years. U have to go through a screening process to get on biological drugs, and tried things like methotrexate, I take methotrexate as well, but most the drugs I tried never worked... They think it's the methotrexate that's ruining my liver

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      Yes I am on bio. Rituximab. Where are you in UK? That is a new name of a drug to me. I am still on methotrexate maximum dose injections but it doesn't work so I got bios. It was tough waiting for funding decision.

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    Here lies the problem, whatever we do we are screwed.  I'm on methotrexate plus remacade and without the remacade I can't move.  So do we go for quality life for now and maybe get cancer down the road or do we suffer excruciating pain and live longer?  I don't know what the answer is.  I'm fortunate that the metho doesn't have side effects for me like others but still, you know if is hurting your liver.

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      Yes I have had this discussion with a lady who has been on rituximab for 4 years and was advising me about it. She said it had given her her life back and she can enjoy her grandchildren. She said she lives for today and to hell with the future. I think we are of the same mind. X
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      I felt the same way, worry about today, not what's in the future, I always said the benefits outway everything else... Until now...but hopefully it's not cancer and it's something that's easy fixed

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      That's the thing, after seeing my nana die from arthritis when I was 15, I swore when I was 26 and got it that I would take anything not to land up like she was... Couldn't walk for nearly 15 years, she was all twisted and deformed.... But it's surprising how little information I've been given about all these drugs in the past.. Just normally get given a leaflet and sent home to read it... And they don't tell you very much really

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