Surgery to remove cancer that has spread - suebond

Procedure or Surgery Associated with Skin Cancer - Melanoma. Posted on June 29, 2016 View this journey (23 Experiences)

My surgery was scheduled for a Wednesday and I was admitted to NIHCC on Sunday. I had a PET scan Monday morning. Monday afternoon the doctors told me they did not see any nodules large enough to remove for TIL and I could go home. This was good news they said. I was scheduled for a CT scan right after meeting with them. The nurse asked if I should just have it done since I was already there and ready. The doctors agreed, but did not think it would show anything different than the PET. They were wrong. The CT showed 2 nodules in my small intestine. They were not sure if the tumors would be viable for TIL because they were in the intestine they could be contaminated. I had to make a choice, have the surgery and hope they were viable or return home and consult with my surgeon about removing them. I chose to stay and surgery was performed as scheduled.

Went as Expected: Agree
Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA

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