ztweb Posted July 31, 2009 Share Posted July 31, 2009 I posted this in general as well, so thanks if you have already responded. OK...so how bizarre is this one.... Dad had a sectional surgery today where they were able to get everything from the "spot" they detected on the CT but that didn't light up on the PET. Once tested they found that it was actually a granuloma (an inflammation in cells that looks like a "spot" on an xray but really is more of a reaction to some kind of infection....that once further tested had a small, tiny, teensy, nodule of Small Cell Lung Cancer in it. Grrrr. It was so small that it probably wouldn't even show up on a PET anyway. So...now we have to wait to talk to Oncology again, as we have to decide what to do next...are there teensy, tiny little SCLC cells all over? That, of course, is the biggest concern, but they did say that when they took the lymph nodes in the sectional (the most common way that SCLC metasticizes) they tested totally clear...that is a good sign. When discussing whether this is considered "recurrent" the decision was made that it would probably be treated as a new cancer as there hadn't been anything in the last three years. So, while we are so very lucky to have results today and to have successful surgery, we are just very worried that SCLC might be back. Anyone have this before??? Or anything like it? Blessings to you all, Jen Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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