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16 May 2022 17:16

I've had an ovarian cyst for over 4 years and have consistently had a raised CA125.  I'm 44.  My levels were mid 40s but my most recent test is 88!  My cyst displays no sinister features at all and is 6.9cm but my CA125 raising is a defininte worry


17 May 2022 13:51 in response to Odie13

Hi Odie, 

Welcome to Cancer Chat.

I'm sorry to hear about the sharp rise in your CA125. I know this must be worrying but as you may already know, a raised CA125 doesn't always mean ovarian cancer as it can be high in many normal or benign conditions such as pregnancy, menstruation, uterine fibroids, endometriosis and pelvic inflammatory disease. You can find out more about the CA125 test and readings just here.

Many of our members have contended with a raised CA125, some with much higher levels than your own, so you are not alone and hopefully you will receive some support and advice soon.

I know waiting to find out more will be tough, so if you would like to talk things through with one of our cancer nurses, they're available on 0808 800 4040, Monday - Friday between 9a.m - 5p.m.

Fingers crossed everything will be o.k Odie.

All the best,

Steph, Cancer Chat Moderator