Jun 12, 2011 - 10:31 am
Sorry I haven't posted much lately, I've been on a bit of an emotional rollercoaster lately and didn't feel I could really be of much help to anyone so I've been staying away from the boards.
A brief background since there are so many new members here. In May of '09 I was diagnosed with NSCLC in left lung and 2 weeks later, after a PET scan,I was also diagnosed with SCC Laryngeal cancer. Went through chemo and rads and have been in remission since. When I was first diagnosed my oncologist said there was a small "spot" in my right lung but he didn't feel it was anything but they would keep an eye on it. I was having a CT scan every three months to monitor my lungs and they were all coming back good - no change. I had finally graduated to only needing the scan every 6 months and I was so excited!!!
In February I went back for my first scan in 6 months and the radiologist said there were "subtle changes" in my left lung and put me back on a 3 month schedule for my scans. I had another scan in May and he told me the tumor was "more distinguishable". When I asked him if this meant it had grown all he would say was it was "more distinguishable". He sent the scans to the Cancer Review board for their recommendation and they said to order another PET scan. It seems that not only is the tumor in my left lung "more distinguishable", the "spot" in my right lung has grown also. I go Tuesday the 14th for the PET but won't hear from my radiologist until the 20th because he will be on vacation. The delay in getting the results isn't really bothering me, I think it's because I'm really expecting to hear bad news and I'm in no hurry for that. Like I told my sisters, I'm praying for the best but preparing for the worst :)
I hope everyone here is doing well,