• Pet scan IDC Breast cancer.

    Asked by wildbill4809 on Saturday, May 4, 2013

    Pet scan IDC Breast cancer.

    My wife had a pet scan done on April 29th, she talked to her surgen and he said they saw two bright spots on the scan. One is in her right leg femur bone and the other is on her lower spine 5th vertibra. The surgen said he could not say it was cancer but it is very concerning and to talk to her cancer doctor next week. What does this sound like to you all.

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    • carm's Avatar

      Hello, I am an oncology nurse and really the only way to know is to see the SUV scores on the PET. If you have a copy of the results they are easy to determine. Best of luck to you and I am always around to answer any questions you may have. Carm RN.

      over 4 years ago
    • Gabba's Avatar

      This is really a question for her oncologist as we would only be guessing...the hardest part is waiting to be seen...be sure to advocate for the first available appointment and be prepared for more imaging...also be sure the surgeon has sent a disc of the ACTUAL scan, not just the report, to her oncologist...they like to look at these in person and often ask a colleague to also look at it...if this is done before your wife gets to be seen, the doctor will have better answers for you both. Good luck, God bless, keep posted.

      over 4 years ago
    • Nonnie917's Avatar

      Sounds like he wants to avoid the issue. It could or could not be cancer and you won't know without the tests. She should follow through with the oncologist for sure.

      over 4 years ago
    • SandiD's Avatar

      I am sorry. Cancer patients are always waiting for answers it seems. Always! Remember that the oncologist, not the surgeon, is the cancer expert. Once your wife starts seeing an oncologist, they will do much more testing and review all scans more closely. Try hard not to borrow worry. I know that is difficult right now, but today is precious, enjoy it with your wife best you can. It is always ok to ask questions of doctors and nurses though. A really good site for info is www.breastcancer.org. I wish you both the best of luck. Make sure you take good care of yourself too! It is important.

      over 4 years ago
    • wildbill4809's Avatar

      Thank you all for your kind response. My wife starts chemo on the 14th of this month. She is having her port put in this week.

      over 4 years ago

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