Here is the good news...Nancy's blood work revealed that, since the first round of Carbo/Gemzar three weeks ago, her CA 125 level has gone from 83.9 to 59 to 23! That's a very good thing. CA125 is a protein that is a so-called tumor marker; it is present in greater concentration in ovarian cancer cells than in other cells. The normal range is 0-35. So Nancy's CA 125 is back into the normal range for the first time since her recurrence and the drugs are working. She knows that she will be sick for the next week or two (and that is definitely nasty) but is feeling much more positive now that she knows that the reward will be remission!