Dec 14, 2012 - 2:18 pm
Is it time to panic?
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The doctor recommended we cancel the last treatment and start searching for possible recurrances. I just had a PET and CT scan done on 10/1. That scan showed a small nodule in the right lung. However, a follow-up chest CT on 11/12 showed the nodule as gone. The conclusion was that the nodule was probably due to inflamation. Now I'm scheduled to undergo an additional CT Scan (chest and abdomen) on 12/30.
How many scans does it take to find cancer? Can the tumors really be hidden and not show up on scans? How much stock do I put in the CEA tests? What chance is there that the rising CEA is due to a non-cancer cause?
Not too long ago I didn't know anything about CEA, neurapathy, CT scans vs. PET scans vs. MRIs. I miss those days!!!
Who has taken a ride on the CEA rollercoaster? Maybe you can share with me what will happen next?