Linus32 Posted October 5, 2005 Share Posted October 5, 2005 I am a former member who forgot her password and finally figured out a way of registering using my son's email address! I read here everyday and have been so bummed that I could not post. I have so many questions for anyone that will help me. My Mother's last PET scan came back on Monday. We finally found what I am guessing is her primary tumor. The PET report says "A ROUND AREA OF INTENSE INCREASED RADIOTRACER UPTAKE WITH AN SUV OF 15 IN THE ANTERIOR MEDIASTINUM AT THE LEVEL OF THE AORTIC ARCH" Please, can someone tell me if this area is in her lung? What does a SUV of 15 mean? I have searched the internet for days and cannot find anything that tells me if an SUV of 15 is at the high end or low end for SUVS. Is there some sort of chart that tells where 15 would be on an SUV scale? My mother's oncologist recommended hospice. He stated that nothing more can be done for her as she is very weak and has also had radiation to her chest for NSCLC 11 years ago. My mother is very confused right now. She does not remember which day it is and is experiencing a lot of memory loss and coordination loss. She has really gone down hill for the past 2 months. I suspect more brain mets but a MRI in mid August showed nothing. A Ct scan in mid August showed no cancer in her body either. What, if no brain mets, could be causing her severe memory loss? Thank you for any info or help you can give me. Even though I have not been able to post, all of you have been in my prayers, Linus Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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