Jun 07, 2013 - 2:41 pm
OK here goes I had my pet scan on Monday 6-3-13 and when I seen my results I went off the wall and stared to call all my doctors about it ask what does this all mean. So when I seen my Rad doc not because of the pet scan and results it was a follow up that was made a long time ago. Any how she reassured that the doc that read the scan was over reading it and it was a clean scan and not to worry about it easy said than done. And she was going to have the GI doc look because it was time anyhow as it was my 1yr scan. I then call my ONC Doctor and he said basically the same thing he was not impress with what was written compared to the scan and I also ask him is this a clean scan or not the answer was YES and the next Doctor I talk to was my surgeon and I ask him what is his opinon was and reply I am not over concern about it and I ask him did he compare the other three he said ye and they are all similar to each other and said not worried about it doctors see things different and word it different and you have to read in between the lines then the big question is do you think this is a clean scan or not and should i be worried about it the answer no and yes I do consider this a clean scan one because there is nothing bad in the report and that 11mm adrenal nodule was there back in May of last year and did not increase in size and the other could be anything beside that this doctor is the same doctor that read your May report of last year and said it was cancer and the your left thyroid was cancer also and both turn out to be nothing so I am confident that is a clean scan. and I should have him or a GI doctor just do a surveillance check anyhow from time to time and this would be a good time for that. He felt there was no big rush just as the RAD and ONC doctors said, so I am taking there word for it and believe in them this is there specialty this type of cancer. AND YES THEY ALL LOOK AT THE SCANS BEFORE THEY TALK TO ME.
BELOW IS MY PET SCAN RESULTS ANY INSIGHT WOULD BE NICE LOOKING FOR OTHER THEN JUST DOCTORS THOUGHS.
New mild hypermetabolic uptake at the upper portion of the gastric pull-up;
indeterminate, and new mild hypermetabolic uptake in a stable 11 mm left adrenal nodule. Further characterization with an infused adrenal CT washout is advised as the hypermetabolic uptake in the left adrenal gland should not be disproportionate to the liver.
Neck: No abnormal FDG avid uptake.
Chest: New mild FDG avid uptake at the upper portion of the gastric pull-up on image 79 with a maximum SUV of 2.5, at the tumor threshold of 2,5, demarcated by an arrow.
Abdomen and pelvis: New mild FDG uptake of the left adrenal gland with a maximum SUV of 2.6, disproportionate to the liver that demonstrates a maximum SUV the of 2.4; with a stable small left adrenal nodule measuring 11 mm.
Bones: No abnormal FOG avid uptake.
CT: On this limited noncontract thick slice CT, no suspicious nodular opacities in the lungs. No enlarged lymph nodes in the neck chest abdomen or pelvis. No aneurysmal dilcatation of the thoracie or abdomcinal aorta
That is it in a nut shell the rest was just personnel info:
DX 1/22/12 T3N1MO
Trastuzumab + Paclitaxel + Carboplatin + Radiation therapy
Total esophagectomy 6/7/12