Mar 07, 2013 - 11:33 am
My husband completed his radiation and chemo treatment in December of 2011. He had a terrible time healing and had many set backs. Within the last month he has had a pet scan Pet scan did light up in 2 places 4.0 and d 4.2. One where the original tunor was and other one furhter down in his voice box. Yhe oncologist said he wasn't concerned - that the number was low and because of all of his complications of healing that this didn't surprise him. He scheduled another pet scan for 6 months. Then he had his appoint with his ENT. ENT said healing much much improved and looked good. He did said that there was tightening around whre the tumor was but nothing was growing outward. He said it just could be scar tissue and to come back in 3 months. OK my QUESTION - is this good news? Is this common or normal? Has anyone else had this feedback a year after treatment is completed? He feels great and has gained 15 pounds in the last 6 months but this feedback makes me nervous. Our ENT always tells the the worst and is terribly uplifting - The oncologist is the opposite. Just looking for some reassurance. It's been a tough 2 years.