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Mariannemm
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I had a PET scan in January 2010 just after my mastectomy and before I began treatment. This Friday I am going to have another. I have been having lots of pain in my scalp since last Novemeber. They told me I have to eat a high protein diet/low carb the day before. I don't remember that the last time I had the test. Do you know why they are having me do that? Thank you, Marianne

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jamiegww
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I think I was told NO CARBS....not low carb 24 hours before. An hour before your test you will be injected with a radioactive glucose solution. The glucose will be gobbled up by cancer cells and will "light up" on the PET scan. By not consuming any carbs 24 hours before the test, the cancer cells are more likely to take the bait (so to speak). I hope this helps. Good luck with your scan.

HUGS!!!
Jamie

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Mariannemm
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That makes sense! Hopefully they won't find anything and then I won't have to worry anymore about why I have that pain! Marianne

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Kylez
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Sorry I missed the bus. I'm hoping and praying that you will get good news.

Hugs, Kylez

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Angie2U
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Wishing you good luck with your PET scan Marianne!

Hugs, Angie

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Kristin N
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Looks like we need the pink bus for you Friday and I will be coming along to support you!

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jnl
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Good luck!

Hugs, Leeza

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VickiSam
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Southern California $4.91 -- per gallon premium grade -- no worries, a full tank of
gas will keep our bus running for several months..

I may have to cook up a chocolate cake to take with us -- Robert, can you make this
trip?

Strength, Courage, and HOPE for a Cure.

Vicki Sam

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Alexis F
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Joined: May 2009

Yum, a chocolate cake! I would be on that pink bus anyway, but, it will help! LOL

Good luck to you,

Lex

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missrenee
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Joined: Apr 2010

riding the pink bus on Friday and bringing positive energy for an excellent PET scan.

Hugs, Renee

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jnl
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Maybe I should bring some donuts and coffee. Some of you didn't look too awake the last time. Strong coffee at that! LOL

Leeza

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Ritzy
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Joined: Aug 2009

I won't be late for the pink bus, I promise! I want to show my support for you and we will all be there with you, holding your hand and praying for good results.

Sue :)

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DebbyM
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Joined: Oct 2009

I'm sending lots of positive thoughts, good luck and adding prayers.

Debby

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Megan M
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Good luck today Marriane!

Hugs to you,

Megan

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Angie2U
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Joined: Sep 2009

Marianne, I hope your PET scan went well today. I will be watching for an update on your results.

Have a good weekend,

Angie

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