Second PET scan result

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Hi

I've finished my NPC treatment 6 months ago and this is my second PET scan. My radiation onco asked me to do CT scan to clear things up from the PET result.

PET result are as follows:-
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1. There is ongoing good metabolic response in previous intensely FDG avid malignancy in the right nasopharynx.
2.The curvilinear increased FDG uptake in the right prevertebral location at C1 level is nonspecific and could represent inflammation or muscular activity. Tumour recurrence considered less likely but cannot be entirely excluded. Comparison with a progress FDG PET study may be of benefit.
3. Asymmetric increased uptake in the left parotid gland likely represent intercurrent inflammation. Clinical correlation is suggested. features consistent with sinus disease. No evidence of new FDG avid malignancy in the head & neck region.
4.Stable non-FDG avid opacity in the right lung.

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At this stage not sure do I have to worry about it or not? Any suggestions?

Cheers,
Neo

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  • Skiffin16
    Skiffin16 Member Posts: 8,305 Member
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    Overall....
    It doesn't sound bad or anything.. other than probable residual.

    Most sounds like improvement over the other PET scan.

    But of course your ENT or other MD's will have to communicate their feelings on the results and interrupt #2.

    Did anyone communicate with you their feelings on the results?

    Of course I'm no professional....

    Hoping you hear some good news on the report soon.

    Best,
    John
  • buzz99
    buzz99 Member Posts: 404
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    Second PET
    That is just the kind of results we kept getting, not the clean scan we wanted. We were told that with head and neck cancer just such results are typical and that continued surveillance it the only thing to do. Unfortunately, that does not help with the anxiety. So sorry you are still dealing with this. Karen
  • CivilMatt
    CivilMatt Member Posts: 4,723 Member
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    Neo Theron91,

    It is probably residual, your body has seen a lot of action. I know every time I have a PET my rectum always lights up, but every time they look in the back door all is well (thank God).

    Let’s pray your fine and it is nothing.

    Best,

    Matt
  • NeoTheron91
    NeoTheron91 Member Posts: 75
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    Thanks
    for all your reply.

    Anxiety ..... is always since started.
    Hopefully it's residual.

    Cheers,
    Neo
  • katenorwood
    katenorwood Member Posts: 1,912
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    Thanks
    for all your reply.

    Anxiety ..... is always since started.
    Hopefully it's residual.

    Cheers,
    Neo

    Neo,
    Hello ! Pets pick up alot of residue results...up and to arthritis, head colds we don't even know we have (ect.) try not to worry until the doctors tell you to worry. Yeah I know easier said than done. I'm hoping that all stays calm for you, and wishing you the best ! Katie
  • ratface
    ratface Member Posts: 1,337 Member
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    Neo,
    Hello ! Pets pick up alot of residue results...up and to arthritis, head colds we don't even know we have (ect.) try not to worry until the doctors tell you to worry. Yeah I know easier said than done. I'm hoping that all stays calm for you, and wishing you the best ! Katie

    It may never come back NED
    and that's OK. You may wind up a, "No change" person like me. I can live with that and so can you.
  • Skiffin16
    Skiffin16 Member Posts: 8,305 Member
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    CivilMatt said:

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    Neo Theron91,

    It is probably residual, your body has seen a lot of action. I know every time I have a PET my rectum always lights up, but every time they look in the back door all is well (thank God).

    Let’s pray your fine and it is nothing.

    Best,

    Matt

    LightningBug
    So you mean I should start thinking of you more in the term of "Lightning Bug"..., LOL.

    JG
  • CivilMatt
    CivilMatt Member Posts: 4,723 Member
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    Skiffin16 said:

    LightningBug
    So you mean I should start thinking of you more in the term of "Lightning Bug"..., LOL.

    JG

    so I have a bright spot
    JG,

    That’s “Lightning Butt” to you

    Matt
  • NeoTheron91
    NeoTheron91 Member Posts: 75
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    Skiffin16 said:

    Overall....
    It doesn't sound bad or anything.. other than probable residual.

    Most sounds like improvement over the other PET scan.

    But of course your ENT or other MD's will have to communicate their feelings on the results and interrupt #2.

    Did anyone communicate with you their feelings on the results?

    Of course I'm no professional....

    Hoping you hear some good news on the report soon.

    Best,
    John

    Skiffin16
    Thanks for your reply.

    Onco doc said don't worry too much and ask me to check CT scan. Even though she said don't worry but I can't stop thinking about it. Anxiety is the main factor. Hope my next week CT scan will give me good result that I need.

    Cheers,
    Neo
  • Skiffin16
    Skiffin16 Member Posts: 8,305 Member
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    Skiffin16
    Thanks for your reply.

    Onco doc said don't worry too much and ask me to check CT scan. Even though she said don't worry but I can't stop thinking about it. Anxiety is the main factor. Hope my next week CT scan will give me good result that I need.

    Cheers,
    Neo

    Scanxiety
    Unfortunately scan anxiety - scanxiety is a problem most of use have a hard time getting around.

    JG
  • NeoTheron91
    NeoTheron91 Member Posts: 75
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    CT Scan OK
    had a CT scan (Base of skull and Neck) and turned out OK.

    No recurrent.

    Thanks everyone for your reply.

    Cheers,
    Neo