Deb W Posted September 13, 2021 Share Posted September 13, 2021 Hi everyone, I am beginning to understand that remission, full remission, stable disease - mean different things. It seems that if you have spots that are cancerous but have not changed or grown it is considered a partial remission? I haven't had treatment since the end of April with Tabrecta - it was stopped after 10 days due to an allergic reaction. I've had 2 follow up CT scans - but they were without contrast so I think not much was seen. I was symptomatic not knowing if it was still the allergic response to targeted therapy or something else so my oncologist ordered a PET scan last Thursday. It turns out that there are 3 very small cancerous spots right down the middle of the mediastinum that can now be radiated - which is good news because previously I was not a candidate for radiation. I was still in somewhat of a shock as I thought that I was going to hear - we'll watch it and come back in 3 months. The watching is over and I begin radiation today with the hope to eradicate the cancer. I'm feeling really confused about the meanings of the terms used to describe the status of cancer. I just want to know if this is another recurrence or just cells that were always there but without any activity. Just when I thought I understood, I realize I still don't know so much about this awful disease. If someone would be willing to comment on radiation and how it went I'd really appreciate it. LouT, TJM, Tom Galli and 1 other 4 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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