HOORAY......I Think??

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dixchi
dixchi Member Posts: 431
edited March 2014 in Colorectal Cancer #1
Just got results from CT and PET scans; the CT showed no further tumors anywhere;
but the PET still showed a lit up area along the surgical site of my liver resection
done in July which still keeps me dangling when I wanted so much to have clean scans.
However, I can say hooray that my oncologist has said not to worry about the PET
results right now; she will check my CEA marker in Jan. and have another scan in Feb.
My CEA marker is the lowest it has been; back to 1.4 which is in normal range for me.
And I have finished chemo for now so that is good news. Just talked to the surgeon
who did my resection and he is saying the lit up area could still be post surgical
reaction stuff and not to worry but have scans done again and keep close eye on it.
SO.......hip hip hooray.......all in all it is a nice hoiday gift and a wonderful
way to start the new year!

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  • ldot123
    ldot123 Member Posts: 272
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    Yeah!!
    Congrats Dix. This is good news. Have a very Merry Christmas and wonderful New Year. I know what you mean by the dangling. Had my CT results recently- everything looked normal except for two small spots on the lung which according to the onc is nothing to worry about but will keep an eye on them with a scan in 3 months. Sigh.. there is always a question mark it seems.

    Cheers, Lance
  • msccolon
    msccolon Member Posts: 1,917 Member
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    Great news for Christmas!
    I am sure you are going to really enjoy the relief during the days ahead! Let God have it, as Buzzard says, and you will do fine.
    mary
  • lisa42
    lisa42 Member Posts: 3,625 Member
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    same thing
    Hi,
    I experienced the same thing with my PET lighting up upon the surgical resection site. That was in August & I've not had a PET since- just a CT scan. My oncologist and liver specialist all told me the same thing. They said it's normal for the surgical site to show activity for up to a year post surgery and not to worry about it. They're watching it carefully though, of course. My CT said there were two lesions there, but my surgeon said they're too small to tell if they're anything at all. That didn't sound right to me, so I'm nervous as heck. I'm on chemo again though for a recurrence in my lungs (not for the liver), so if there is anything there, I guess the chemo will hopefully take care of it. I'll have to ask when I get another PET to see if anything there lights up or not this time.
    Anyhow, just know that my Drs. also said it's normal to have the PET light up wherever you just had surgery- for up to a year. So, relax now!
    Take care and Merry Christmas!
    Lisa
  • kmygil
    kmygil Member Posts: 876 Member
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    Yipee!
    What a Yuletide gift! I'm sure it's a surgical artifact. Celebrate!!!

    Hugs,
    Kirsten
  • Buzzard
    Buzzard Member Posts: 3,043 Member
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    kmygil said:

    Yipee!
    What a Yuletide gift! I'm sure it's a surgical artifact. Celebrate!!!

    Hugs,
    Kirsten

    Great News
    Have a great Christmas and enjoy the GREAT news.......God Bless ya hun...
  • KathiM
    KathiM Member Posts: 8,028 Member
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    I'm dancing!!!!
    YEA YEA YEA YEA YEA YEA YEA!!!!

    NAKED HAPPY DANCE!!!! NAKED HAPPY DANCE!!!!

    I am soooooo happy for you!!!!! I'm twirling!!!

    note to self: put down coffee mug BEFORE starting to dance...Ouch! 'hot' coffee!!!

    BIG hugs,
    Kathi
  • VickiCO
    VickiCO Member Posts: 917
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    Good News Indeed!
    Now you can have the merriest of Christmases and a wonderful New Year! As our Aussie friends say "Good on ya!"

    Vicki
  • dixchi
    dixchi Member Posts: 431
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    Thanks
    Thanks lisa42 for the good word about how PET scan can light up area for up to
    a year; that relieves my mind so much. And Thanks to all of you for your
    support: I could not make it as well without you great folks who just keep
    on giving. Love you all.
  • taraHK
    taraHK Member Posts: 1,952 Member
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    Yea!!!!
    Excellent news. What a great Christmas present. I understand your concern about the lighting up -- but let's accept the most positive (and likely?) interpretation!! Wishing you all the best.....

    Tara
  • tootsie1
    tootsie1 Member Posts: 5,044 Member
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    Woohoo!
    Merry Christmas! Looks like you just got a great present! I am praying future testing will show no further trouble.

    *hugs*
    Gail
  • CherylHutch
    CherylHutch Member Posts: 1,375 Member
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    Excellent News!!
    That is all wonderful news!!! Remember... before you get your PET scan and you have to fill out the form, one of the questions they ask you is what surgeries have you had in the past... right back to childhood. The reason for that is that scarring from previous surgeries can light up the PET scan. Go figure?? So you are saying that the PET still showed a lit up area along the surgical site of your liver resection... well, that would be fresh scarring! So I think you can be one very happy camper and really celebration this New Year coming up :D

    Huggggs,

    Cheryl
  • hopefulone
    hopefulone Member Posts: 1,043 Member
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    Celebrate
    Congrats. No new tumors is awesome. Scarring can cause PET to continue to light up. Celebrate the moment . God Bless and have a wonderful holiday.
    Diane