phranc2002 Posted November 21, 2007 Share Posted November 21, 2007 Hi all, Glad to have found this site and hope someone can shed some light on my situation. Long story short... Had cancerous lump removed from my lip, clear margins around site, had PET done then we move to the following... So I go to the ENT's office to p/u copies of medical records for the insurance company that the ENT had ready for me. I ask the receptionist for the records and she hands me an envelope. Now, follow this, my follow up appointment to get the results of my PET was scheduled for 12/4. I was told after the PET that the radiologist would have them read by the afternoon of the test. I asked for an earlier appointment since the results were probably in. She told me they did not get them yet but did move my appointment to 11/26. I get home and am curious about my records thus far. I open the envelope and begin looking through the forms. Well I guess you already know what was included in the records... That's right, THE PET report! So I am asking for some interpretation... Neck: No evidence of hypermetabolic activity. Normal physiologic activity is identified. Thorax: No evidence of abnormal hypermetabolic activity or suspicious nodule. There is a 2.9cm soft tissue density just left lateral to the AP window. This demonstrates borderline hypermetabolic activity of SUV 2.5 and is non-specific. Abdomen/Pelvis: There is no evidence of abnormal hypermetabolic activity. Normal physiologic activity is identified. So my interpretation is that I seem to be clear of oral cancer but now am concerned of something in my lungs? The radiologist writes in the "impression" section of the report, "...further evaluation with a dedicated enhanced CT of the thorax may be helpful as well as close follow-up. A non-hypermetabolic metastatic focus is felt much less likely in this location." Any idea what that means? I now think I need to look into getting to the cancer center to check this out as I believe this is now out of my ENT's realm of expertise. Could this be lung cancer? I don't know. I have been chatting on the oral cancer board these last few weeks. Now I learn of something in the thorax area. Can anyone shed light on the "thorax" part of this report? Thanks Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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