Sep 16, 2012 - 9:58 am
I was recently diagnosed and undergoing R-CHOP treatment. So far, it has really been quite a roller coaster.. the chemo is kicking my butt. I hate it.. but I digress..
Recently, I had my "mid-treatment" PET scan before my fifth R-CHOP. While the mass has gotten smaller, there is still activity. It went from a big patch to two smaller lit up areas. The doctor seemed quick to discuss stem cell transplants in case the post treatment scan still lights up... needless to say it's a bit worrisome.
I've looked up-down-left-right online to find some answers or experiences of others in this boat. I found this site, so I thought I'd ask for some opinions..
Do most find their mid-treatment scans completely clean? My doctor is very sweet and kind, so I often wonder if he's keeping things positive for me! I was a bit surprised that he was already talking about where he would send me if I needed a stem cell transplant. I guess he's just preparing me for the worst!