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Please help me interpret these results.

Postby StupidAssCancer » Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:40 pm

I know we are not drs but can someone interpret what what this means?

I had colorectal cancer 7 years ago after many surgeries I’m left with an ileostomy and no colon but a recital stump. I’ve been having terrible neurological issues since January and today my neurologist sent me for PET scan.
Here are my results-
1.Left mid abdominal hypermetabolic mass as described, perhaps slightly larger but otherwise unchanged since the prior study. A metastatic lesion is favored.
2. Subjectively stable hypermetabolic left cervical lymph nodes consistent with metastasis.

Please help me understand. As I interrupt them I have a mestastic mass in my mesentary and metastatic cervical lymphnodes?
They had told me about a mass in October but they figured it was scar tissue from my colon removal... this isn’t sounding like scar tissue
Thoughts?
Stage 3c Colorectal Cancer
Surgery March 2013 Jpouch Temp Iliostomy
May 2013Chemo Infusions 5-FU Oxi Lev-Allergic
Radiation w/Xeloda Chemo-Allergic
Oct 2013 Reversal of Ostomy Nov 2013 Perm Ileostomy
Feb 2016 Ostomy collapsed moved to other side
Jun 2016 colon removed permanent ileostomy

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Re: Please help me interpret these results.

Postby stu » Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:47 am

Hi ,

I remember you . I read your other post . So sorry your back here with unusual symptoms . Sounds rough !

I have to say it’s a difficult one to interpret as they seem to be using language that suggests a fatty lump , possibly benign but don’t think that could explain the lymph node unless it is reactionary to a nearby mass .

What was the PET scan uptake like for these areas ? To be very honest with you I would never even be shown my mum’s PET scans now . Ten years into a stage 4 diagnosis with several surgeries there is many unknowns showing up.

Would the uptake values give you any indication ?
Stu
supporter to my mum who lives a great life despite a difficult diagnosis
stage4 2009 significant spread to liver
2010 colon /liver resection
chemo following recurrence
73% of liver removed
enjoying life treatment free
2016 lung resection
Oct 2017 nice clear scan . Two lung nodules disappeared
Oct 2018. Another clear scan .

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Re: Please help me interpret these results.

Postby StupidAssCancer » Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:43 am

It said both the mass in stomach and lymph’s in neck had significant hypermetabolic uptake. Then he follows both on findings with consistent with metastasis.
Stage 3c Colorectal Cancer
Surgery March 2013 Jpouch Temp Iliostomy
May 2013Chemo Infusions 5-FU Oxi Lev-Allergic
Radiation w/Xeloda Chemo-Allergic
Oct 2013 Reversal of Ostomy Nov 2013 Perm Ileostomy
Feb 2016 Ostomy collapsed moved to other side
Jun 2016 colon removed permanent ileostomy

stu
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Re: Please help me interpret these results.

Postby stu » Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:11 am

Mmm sounds like it light up a bit .

Although seven years is a late presentation of a recurrence . I wonder if they are looking at doing a biopsy to get a better indication of what your encountering .

You really have been through a lot with your symptoms . Hope they got into it quickly for you .
Take care,
Stu
supporter to my mum who lives a great life despite a difficult diagnosis
stage4 2009 significant spread to liver
2010 colon /liver resection
chemo following recurrence
73% of liver removed
enjoying life treatment free
2016 lung resection
Oct 2017 nice clear scan . Two lung nodules disappeared
Oct 2018. Another clear scan .


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