• Stage 4 metastasized BC... Now, after only 3 chemos, my 2nd PET scan showed NO signs of cancer activity at all. How common is that?

    Asked by Grandy on Sunday, February 10, 2013

    Stage 4 metastasized BC... Now, after only 3 chemos, my 2nd PET scan showed NO signs of cancer activity at all. How common is that?

    No glucose light up in PET scam in breast tumor, lymph nodes, or liver!!!

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    • nancyjac's Avatar
      nancyjac (Best Answer!)

      A PET scan doesn't show cancer activity, it shows metabolic activity. The only thing I find uncommon is that your oncologist ordered a repeat PET scan after only 3 chemos. What was the purpose?

      over 4 years ago
    • SueRae1's Avatar
      SueRae1

      Sounds like a good sign. I have never had a PET scan - I get the bone, Chest CT and MRI w/contrast drill every 2-3 months.

      over 4 years ago
    • SueRae1's Avatar
      SueRae1

      do you mean 3 infusion treatments or 3 infusion cycles. Most scans are done after 3 cycles.

      over 4 years ago
    • Grandy's Avatar
      Grandy

      Nancyjac, because the tumor was too big (5cm) for them to operate on... So they ordered 6 chemo. 1st. This was my half way point.

      over 4 years ago
    • Grandy's Avatar
      Grandy

      SueRae1, I've just had 4 chemo treatments, so if I understand correctly, the 6th will be just one cycle. Then comes surgery after that.

      over 4 years ago
    • Lindy's Avatar
      Lindy

      Great news for you! Yes, it does happen, yeah!

      over 4 years ago
    • Sharon947's Avatar
      Sharon947

      If this is correct there is only one answer. God makes miracles.........

      over 4 years ago
    • Grandy's Avatar
      Grandy

      Sharon947, this is why I asked, I do believe. I just wondered how common this was, or how much of a miracle it is. Thanks! :)

      over 4 years ago

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