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teri3
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Question about ground glass opicity and update on CT

Postby teri3 » Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:54 am

Hi gang! I have a question on ground glass opacity and an update on my CT scan yesterday. First the good news! Nothing new showed up but there was slight growth in the right met that was a 6mm and a lot of growth in the left met it went from barely visible to 12mm. Up to this point the largest was a 7mm. I know that doesn't sound like good news but it is to me! I'm scheduled Monday to have Lefty the pesky met removed via VATS. Then the beginning of May out goes Righty. This is what I've been wanting, so many people on here have had good results with VATS, I'm hoping for the same thing. Also luckily both are on the outside of the lungs making minimal loss of lung tissue.
But now to my question. I still have a small ground glass opacity in my right lung. It has been there for a while and has no change. The surgeon is not very concerned about it, he says we will monitor it. Anyone else have experience with these? Do they eventually go to the dark side or is it just another piece of junk in my lung? I'm not to concerned but I liked to hear others experiences with these.
Thanks
Teri
58 yrs old female
MSS KRAS mutation G12V
adenocarcinoma sigmoid colon dx 11-14
sigmoidectomy 11-14
Stage 3A
3 out of 20 lymph nodes involved
started FolFox 1-27-15
11 rounds FOLFOX last one 6-30-2015
7-29-2015 PET clear
5-14-2016 CT 2 nodules one in each lung
Confirmed pulmonary metastasis stage 4
FOLFIRi + Avistin started 8-16 11 rounds complete 12-16
CT 12-16 nodules shrunk chemo break wait and see :?

CLD
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Re: Question about ground glass opicity and update on CT

Postby CLD » Wed Apr 05, 2017 1:34 pm

Many scans in before the radiologist used the term "ground glass nodule" to describe the approximately 6 mm nodule in DH lung. Neither the oncologist nor the surgeon ever expressed concern about it, other than "we will keep an eye on it" and DH was permitted to have his port removed in early Feb.
Wife to DH/ Father of 6 (age 42) diagnosed Jan 2015 stage III CC of Sigmoid Colon (by surgeon) (Oncologist says Stage iv)
Satellite tumor deposit in mesentary
13/24 lymph nodes involved
CEA at dx: 3
MSS
Low Grade / Moderately Differentiated
Oxiliplatin reduced 20% last 2 infusions
Post chemo neuropathy treated with Gabapentin
Clear scans so far!!!
Started FOLFOX Feb 2015 / Finished Aug 2015

teri3
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Re: Question about ground glass opicity and update on CT

Postby teri3 » Wed Apr 05, 2017 5:42 pm

Thank you CLD. That gives some hope.
Teri
58 yrs old female
MSS KRAS mutation G12V
adenocarcinoma sigmoid colon dx 11-14
sigmoidectomy 11-14
Stage 3A
3 out of 20 lymph nodes involved
started FolFox 1-27-15
11 rounds FOLFOX last one 6-30-2015
7-29-2015 PET clear
5-14-2016 CT 2 nodules one in each lung
Confirmed pulmonary metastasis stage 4
FOLFIRi + Avistin started 8-16 11 rounds complete 12-16
CT 12-16 nodules shrunk chemo break wait and see :?

nomoretacos
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Re: Question about ground glass opicity and update on CT

Postby nomoretacos » Wed Apr 05, 2017 7:34 pm

Great news about VATS!

To answer your question, I had a 3mm ill-defined ground glass nodule show up on one scan and disappear the next.
03/16 Dx Stage IIIC, sigmoid resection surgery,T3 N2b M0, 7/20 nodes, 4 tumor deposits, CEA 3.7, age 31
04-10/16 Folfox with delays and reductions
10/16 Post chemo CT scan shows two non specific spots (one liver, one lung)
11/16 Port removed
12/16 CEA 0.9
09/17 NED

teri3
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Re: Question about ground glass opicity and update on CT

Postby teri3 » Wed Apr 05, 2017 7:52 pm

Thanks nomoretacos! This one has been in there a while, hopefully it too will disappear.
Thanks
Teri
58 yrs old female
MSS KRAS mutation G12V
adenocarcinoma sigmoid colon dx 11-14
sigmoidectomy 11-14
Stage 3A
3 out of 20 lymph nodes involved
started FolFox 1-27-15
11 rounds FOLFOX last one 6-30-2015
7-29-2015 PET clear
5-14-2016 CT 2 nodules one in each lung
Confirmed pulmonary metastasis stage 4
FOLFIRi + Avistin started 8-16 11 rounds complete 12-16
CT 12-16 nodules shrunk chemo break wait and see :?

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Hannah Faulkner
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Re: Question about ground glass opicity and update on CT

Postby Hannah Faulkner » Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:01 am

Hi teri, how is your ground glass nodule? is it still there of disappeared?

jortego128
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Re: Question about ground glass opicity and update on CT

Postby jortego128 » Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:15 pm

How do you suppose ground glass got into your lung?
DM 57 yrs old dx 6/8/15 T:4a N:1b M:1
KRAS G12D and TP53 C242fs mutations
Poorly Differentiated, Prominent Signet Ring Component(~50%)
Microsatellite Stable, 3 of (13)lymph nodes positive
15 Liver mets, largest 3.2 cm
Prim. Resection, Right Hemicolectomy 6/21/15
Start Chemo 7/20/15
2 rounds FOLFOX, 1 round FOLFOX +Avastin
CT 8/28/15, met growth, largest 4.5cm
4 rounds FOLFOX+Avastin
CT 11/06/15 mets stable, lungs clear
Begin FOLFIRI+Avastin 11/17/15, Stop chemo 1/26/16
Entered Paradise 3/11/2016

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mmblz
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Re: Question about ground glass opicity and update on CT

Postby mmblz » Thu May 04, 2017 10:52 pm

jortego128 wrote:How do you suppose ground glass got into your lung?


It's a term to describe something that looks a certain way on a scan..
I had one on one scan after I had had a persistent cough. Then it was gone on next scan. Hoping it will still be gone on Tuesday ( next scan)
37yo married 12 years. 4 kids 9, 7, 4, 2
2015-09-21 colonoscopy finds tumor in sigmoid, partial obstruction
2015-09-22 CT no mets, path G2 adenocarcinoma, CEA 1.2
2015-09-29 lap hemicolectomy at MSKCC
2015-10-06 pT3 N1a M0 stage IIIB
2015-10-22 folfox started - 12 rounds, last 4 no oxaliplatin
2016-10-27 clear CT !


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