I stopped getting my scan results beforehand as I was freaking out about every little comment without the oncologist there to help me interpret it, however my compromise is that he gives me a copy of the report at the consultation and we go through it together (and I can ask questions then). Perhaps this might be a compromise, given he/she must have a copy too?
Also I’ve got to the point where if it isn’t mentioned in the Impressions/Summary, I don’t worry too much about it. Most radiologists are incredibly thorough and will mention every little thing, even if not clinically relevant. If there’s doubt that needs to be addressed they’ll almost always recommend a different scan.
Best of luck,
Male 37; Melbourne, Australia
10/2018 Dx 3.5cm RC adenocarcinoma, 12cm from AV
Mod diff, EMVI+ LVI+ PNI-
3 LN; 4 liver mets
pT3pN1aM1a; Stage IVa. MSS, NRAS (G13R)
CEA: Oct-18= 12; Nov-18= 14, Mar-19= 2.4, Aug-19 <2.0
11/18 - FOLFOX x 6
3/19 - Liver resection
4-5/19 - 25 x pelvic radiation; complete met. response
07/19 - ULAR (robot), temp ileo, 1/27 LN
08/19 - Missed liver spot
08-11/19 - FOLFOX x 1, FOLFOXIRI x 1, FOLFIRI x 5
12/19 - Planned liver resection #2 & (01/20) stoma reversal