Sep 08, 2010 - 5:40 pm
My wife had a 3 month PET in late June 2010. The results were good, no trace of tumor in throat and only a small spot on the lung which is beneath the PET reolution. Next PET in October.
A few days ago we saw a lump on the side of her neck, so we had an ultrasound which saw "a growth like mass") and on monday next week we;re having a needle biopsy.
The oncologist met us in the hallway and said: it looks like cancer, but take it in proportion, we can always go back to Erbitux, whats the worst; youll have pimples! i believe Erbitux works for you. Now go enjoy the weekend, dont let this stop you!!"
"Enjoy the weekend"!....yea right .... . Couldn't he just have said, "lets wait and see the result of the biopsy next monday"? and THEN send us home for the weekend.
Forget his unimpressive winning example of doctor- to -needy patient communication, i'm over that now. What i cant understand is that the last PET Wwas "clean" and two weeks ago "we" had a check up ENT+ Ecology together and they felt around and felt nothing there.
I am just angry and my wife exhausted.The never ending marathon. I am filled with doubt whether i should be posting this somewhat self indulging juvenile reaction. Tomorrow ill get back to being mature again. Sorry so negative.