kimblanchard Posted February 12, 2004 Share Posted February 12, 2004 Clean PET scan. It took a week and I had to nag the lab, but Monday they sent preliminary PET scan data to my radiation onc. He called Tuesday to say that there were no hot spots visible in the scan. Hurrah! My euphoria over the good result was dampened by his insistence that I need 30 more radiation treatments to my original tumor cite. I had received only 9 burns when I was forced to interrupt radiation because of extreme anemia. My esophagus was in very bad shape from the chemo, even before radiation. I have been receiving treatment with Prilosec for esophageal reflux (GERD) for at lest seven years prior to any cancer problem. I don’t think I can stand 30 doses of radiation and wonder if I should even start it, if I can not complete it? It has been two months since my last chemotherapy. Is radiation to the primary site effective after such a long delay? This radiation onc said he would not do PCI on me unless I received the full radiation dose to my chest. He would give no opinion on the probable outcomes of treatments. This last week was the first time since Oct. that I began to eat well and feel almost normal, I hate to see it end. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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