Mar 28, 2014 - 1:31 pm
Although recent CT scans and the PET scans came back mostly good, there was one area where I had a small soft tissue mass that has changed. It went from 2.6 cm to 6 cm. and an SUV reading of 2.4 to a 3, which is still within normal limits. However, the mass is starting to effect my ureter on my left side (hydronephrosis). Although I do not really have any significant symptoms, my gyne/onc thinks I should get a stent to prevent any trouble in the future and to see if that will ease some of my pain(achyness). The urogologist that I saw didn't want to do a stent since I wasn't experiencing any "real" symptoms.
In any event, went back to my gyne/onc and here is my plan
First, get a biopsy of the mass. If it is positive for cancer, then I will have surgery to remove it. This should then clear up the hydronephrosis. Also, if it is tested during surgery and it is positive, they may do a radiation zap while I am in surgery. If it is negative, then he wants to try a stent to see if that eases any of my pain. And also he is sending me for genetic counseling to rule out lynch symdrome.
So I will go on April 11th for this biopsy. I will let you know how it goes. They do not put you out for this. (eek!) I did have a guided breast biopsy back in 2000, so I believe it should be similar to that.
I will be curious about this biopsy since my last recurrence it was found through a biopsy (which I was put under for) and not from CT, MRI, or PET scans. Yes at that time too there was a mass but it too was within the normal limits. And that one was only 3 cm.
Good news though, since I have been taking the prescribed Vitamin D, my mind is much clearer and I seemed to have more eneregy! I just had blood work done Wednesday (which I needed for the biopsy) and I had them recheck my Vitimin D and my CA125. I still haven't gotten any results back. Since my Vitimin D was at a 14 the last time, I wanted to see how the prescription was working (I just finished taking it twice a week for 5 weeks). Now I only need to take it once a week now.
If anyone else has had a CT guided biopsy and have any advice on this or any other matter, I surely would like to hear.