Aug 08, 2013 - 6:32 am
Well, today is the first full day of being knowingly NED although I completed treatment on 25th January this year. They have finally decided that the lymph node that failed to respond to treatment is actually my right ovary. Phew!!!
However, my next round of check ups are just a month away. As recurrence usually recurs locally, my onc was only going to order pelvic MRI as routine. I have, however, requested a CT of chest & abdomen as it had spread to a lymph node. (No PET scan available for this diagnosis in Wales). Onc is cautious re extra radiation, as am I, but I think it would be appropriate given the lymph node involvement.
Today though, I am feeling more reassured thattreatment has workd so far. Whatever happens next, I will have had this window of optimism which was so desperately needed.