Tom K Posted June 5, 2006 Share Posted June 5, 2006 I completed the Pulmonary Function Tests last week and the Pulmonoligist says that I have 80% capacity and 96% effectiveness in my lungs. He was very positive about these results and tells me there is nothing that indicates any restrictions on life style from these results. He urges me to start an aerobic exercise program to get back in shape. Today I finished the chemo regime and the doctor ordered a chest x-ray to see if those lymph nodes were swollen. The X-ray shows no indication of cancer or swollen lymph nodes in the chest area. She also tells me that the blood tests do not indicate any mets to liver or bones (she says those are the 2 most common areas for mets). She says it is very likely the cancer is gone but we can’t be positive until we do the PET/CT scan. However, she wants to wait another 3 weeks before doing the PET scan because it is possible that I could still have residual radiation from treatments that were completed 61 days ago and that could result in a false positive on the PET scan. So it will be scheduled for the week of June 26th. This is the second time the PET scan has been delayed. While I am tickled pink with the preliminary indications of NED, the waiting for verification is making me crazy (I have never been a patient person). Has anybody else been told that they need to wait 12 weeks after radiation treatments before they could get accurate results from a PET scan? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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