Tom K Posted June 29, 2006 Share Posted June 29, 2006 I had a PET scan 6/27/06 and the results were not what we hoped for. The good news; The right Paratracheal lymph nodes are smaller and showed no activity. These lymph nodes were the ones that lit up after surgery. The inconclusive news; My right lung had activity with a maximum SUV of 3.9 but no nodules were detected. The radiologist interpreted this as “Post Therapeutic Change” from the Surgery, Chemo and Radiation. Now for the bad news; “There appears to be a small low density in the liver near the dome of the diaphragm. This area shows activity with an SUV of 4.1. This would raise the possibility of metastatic lesion in the dome of the liver.” My Onc has ordered an MRI of the liver for next Wednesday. He tried to reassure me by saying it would be highly unusual for NSCLC to metastasis to the liver this quickly while on a first line chemo treatment. He did say I have developed pleurisy of my right lung and that it was possible the PET picked up the inflammation of the right lung and diaphragm which would account for the relatively low SUVs. He is a pretty positive guy but this has me scared. I really thought I would beat this cancer in the first round. I’d appreciate hearing from other patients and caregivers who have experience with mets to the liver. What treatments were prescribed? Are there symptoms I should be looking for? Thanks. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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