I have a question or two about methods to classify findings - you know, like: Does the MRI show as much or more than the CT? Is it useful when the CT is still showing the possibility of something?
To back-up, I had a CT in November that was questionable: a nodule on my lung and a lesion on my liver that had grown a bit. I was nervous as could be for three months and had the CT repeated (I had no previous CT of my lung only X-rays). The lung nodule is not changed at all and my hope is that it is just something that is inherent to my body. The liver lesion is unchanged from its new size of three months ago - but it is bigger than the previous year which still has me anxious; it might be a hemangioma, but it could also be something bad. Two other liver-lesions have been classified as cysts (through ultrasounds that I pressed for).
My CEA has been consistently super low - and it has worked with my body - so I am happy about that, but I would like to try to figure this thing out. The radiologist called for another 3-6mos. repeated CT and, if possible, I would like to limit the CTs. I have to be on my game with my oncologist (to keep him on his game).
Okay, thanks for the input. I appreciate any comments.
All the best, Maura