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chrissyshaw
Posts: 2
Joined: Jan 2005

Hello, I have been told that a pet scan can show other things besides cancer. Has anyone else ever been told this?

stepet
Posts: 69
Joined: Dec 2003

HI Chrissy, I was told that pet-scans show activity which is considered abnormal to the cells in the body, so cancer cells have a high activity during a pet-scan. I had a pet-scan 3 months after finishing my radiation treatments and the scan still showed "activity" and they told me that is was from the scar tissue trying to heal itself. I have since had pet-scans which have shown nothing. I go back for a 1 and a half year out pet-scan on Wednesday. Always a tense time. Also don't excercise before the pet-scan the activity in the muscles can change the test results. I hope this helps. Good Luck Sandi

tinadadamo
Posts: 2
Joined: Mar 2005

I have had PET scans show gall stones and an enlarged spleen.

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