Apr 16, 2013 - 9:24 pm
Hi all. I had a radical nephrectomy in February for a 7.4 cm chromophobe carcinoma, stage 2a, confined to kidney. path report negative for necrotic areas and for sarcomatoid features. Recent PET scan shows "hypermetabolic" lymph nodes. My oncologist says this could be mets but more likely isn't because of no enlargement and the pattern of activity (symetrical) is not suggestive of mets. doctor recommends follow up PET scan in three months to see if there is any growth. this seems like a good approach to me. any thoughts?