• What to expect from a CT Scan result? Stage III Pancreatic Cancer - Chemo treatments finished.

    Asked by bmaler on Wednesday, August 22, 2012

    What to expect from a CT Scan result? Stage III Pancreatic Cancer - Chemo treatments finished.

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    • nancyjac's Avatar

      Typically, a CT is done to remeasure tumor(s) to see if/how much chemo has caused it/them to shrink.

      about 4 years ago
    • bmaler's Avatar

      Thank you Nancyjac - your answer here and to all other questions have been informative and practical.

      about 4 years ago
    • FreeBird's Avatar

      They can use it to take a peek at what's happening with your tumor(s), for better or worse, to help assess the efficacy of your treatments, see what you're dealing with at this point in time, and help make decisions on where to go from here.


      Were they giving you Gemzar for all your chemo?
      Good luck with your results.

      about 4 years ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      I had a CT scan on the last lymph nodes that came swelling up in my neck. Was told by my primary care dr. thats all he would need to decide to do a biopsy. (I wanted the biopsy right now) After the scan, the reading from the radiology dept. said it was "non impressive". Then we done the biopsy, turned out to be malignant. The scan is helpful, I've had a ton of them,but not the final word sometimes. but it does great showing how the tumors shrink.

      about 4 years ago
    • Madison's Avatar

      my husband, who just finished treatments is scheduled to have a CT scan every 3 months to monitor for tumor growth or swelling. hopefully, he won't have any of that, and hopefully yours too will be good results

      about 4 years ago

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