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Archives for February 2019
NED from stage 4 lung cancer with keytruda
Hello. Greetings everyone. Newbie here. I was diagnosed NSCLC in December 2017 when a lung mass was discovered on a PET scan which was done for a workup of a GYN malignancy. I had no symptoms. A mass of 1.5 by 2 cm in my R lung with hilar and mediatinal nodes, a supraclvicular node, and gastrohepatic nodes. It was…
SUV decrease from original PET
My first PET showed an SUV of 52.5. The recent PET report (2 months after chemo and radiation treatments) shows SUV of 2.3. I assume this is a good thing but do not have an appointment with my oncologist for another week. Just wondered if anyone knows if a decrease means inflimation or if cancer is still there.
Reacurrance of carnoid cancer
I had a right lung lobectomy to remove a Carconiod Tumor in August of 2018. I just found out last week that I still have the cancer somewhere. The Oncologist thinks maybe that part of the tumor was left behind in the lung. I go in to have a CT Scan in two weeks to see if we can find out where it is. Have any if you had a…
Lungh cancer/breast cancer
My mother is a 55-year-old woman with a history of mandibular osteosarcoma treated since 93 by surgery (hemimandibulectomy) radiotherapy (55 gray) and methotrexate-based chemotherapy followed by a failed free fibula transplant attempt. Recently (at the end of 2018) she suffered from an excruciating dry cough, which was…
Just had ct scan when should I tell family?
59 yr old former smoker quit 5 years ago. Had chest X-ray and EKG during routine physical. I was worried about EKG results since they have been abnormal in the past but instead I was referred to radiology for CT scan due to a shadow on my chest X-ray. I have no symptoms so thankful that if there is an issue it was caught…