Jul 11, 2005 - 6:28 pm
Hi all -
Betsy here. I am new (posted a few days ago). Thanks so much to all who provided me such a warm welcome. I can tell you are a great bunch - you all made me feel better and much less alone.
Gotta question. Wonder if anyone has had results like these........
I am stage IV. Prior to my colon surgery in early June I had a CT scan which showed a tiny (1 cm) spot on my liver. Possible it was a cyst, but during my surgery it was biopsied and it is definitely cancer. Three weeks post surgery I had another CT and a PET. Spot show on the CT, but the PET is negative! (And PET - although totally different - is supposed to be more sensitive, as I understand it.) My oncologist (and apparently also the radiologist) are somewhat stumped. Clearly this spot is cancer and treatment (oxaliplatin, Xeloda and Avastin) begins next week. But - I wondered if anyone else ever had such odd results. (This scan was done at one of the top places in Washington DC area so I don't think its a matter of a faulty scan.)