enyaw061032 Posted December 14, 2006 Share Posted December 14, 2006 I went to the oncologist this afternoon, after being told that I have oat cell cancer, and he did explain that it was small cell. He doesn't know if it is limited or extensive, and has me doing an MRI tomorrow, including checking my brain! I also have an appointment with my surgeon to put in a port on Monday. How is the port put in and does it hurt? I am afraid I am having too much radiation! In the last two weeks: chest xray cat scan of chest with and without contrast PET scan CAT SCAN AGAIN with and without contrast for my stomach and pelvis area. BEEN PUT TO SLEEP: TWICE in last 2 weeks; once for bronchoscope and once for the mediastinoscopy so could do biopsy. NOW scheduled for the MRI. ONC said the PET scan lit up like a christmas tree, but biopsy did not show problems in those areas; and only the stains showed the oat cancer; so he wants MRI, INCLUDING MY BRAIN..because he said it is more accurate than PET for cancer? I'd always heard PET WAS What I am worried about is not only the radiation, but what is to come. What is the chemo like? Barb Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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