PET scan - Pablo

Procedure or Surgery Associated with Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Anal Cancer. Posted on August 14, 2014 View this journey (20 Experiences)

PET scan in June 2014 showed Cyberknife zap in March 2014 of affected lymph node was effective, but two new spots were detected. See cooment 1 for this experience for more detail.

Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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    Pablo

    I had a follow up PET scan in June 2014 to check on the lymph node that was zapped in March. Good news - it was completely resolved. But, the med ons decided against doing additional chemo based on this one lymph node that would almost certainly be resolved by the Cyberknife treatment. After much debate, a second opinion and review by two tumor boards, the decision was to do no chemo because there would presumably be "no disease to follow," though I pressed for it anyway - I lost the debate; can't order my own treatment. Well, this new PET scan showed some very small spots right next to the node that was zapped and resolved. I don't want this to sound like I don't trust my doctors - I certainly do. The point I'm making is that you have to take an active role in your own case. So, we started chemo immediately.

    about 5 years ago

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