Aug 29, 2013 - 8:56 pm
Crazy quick trip through the Masonic today. Kinda felt as if I was on a assembly belt. ENT... lump in neck is my cartiod artery enlarged. This usually is very deep under a fairly good sized muscle. Went through a CT and labs. CT was clear of any new disease. (head area) Hurray. Lungs still very shakey. I asked about trial....but the medical onc. said no matches for my alterations. Kinda knew this going in, but had to ask anyway. So now knowing this lump isn't cancer I'm estatic....but why is that artery so huge ? Going to check with my primary.....it does bother me, and is very tender. It is the size of a small egg.
Won't be doing anymore PET scans ever. With adenoid cystic carcinoma, it will show with a CT with contrast better than the PET. So now for anymore tracking, and scans I'm going back to Coborns Cancer Center in St. Cloud. So much closer. And if there isn't much to do with the lungs as far as trials.....just makes sense. So a very good outcome, if I can figure out that artery and get it to shrink a bit. Hugs sent ! Katie