Don M Posted September 14, 2006 Share Posted September 14, 2006 I recently finished my treatment. I had Image Guided Radiation Therapy, 33 treatments that ended in early June At Swedish Tumor Institute. Then I had 4 rounds of Alimta that ended 2 weeks ago at my local clinic. A week ago, I had a PET/CT scan to see what my tumor was up to. My PET/CT scan report was less than stellar. The tumor still has a high SUV. It is 7.9. Last time it was 7.2. It is the same size. Maybe it is just dying a very slow death. I see my medical oncologist next Tuesday. I am going to set up a phone consultation with my radiation oncologist at Swedish. The message board cyberdocs say immediately re radiating the tumor is not a good idea because it is not clear what the source of the high suv is. It could be from a secondary inflammation after radiation. There were no new tumors. I think I may be in the wait and see mode. At least I am not super depressed, but I had chills as I read the report and it sunk in that the tumor is “likely persistently viable” and “hypermetabolic”. I was hoping it would be dead, dead, dead. Not, “it’s ALIVEEEEE!” Don M Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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