Jump to content

Stage IV lung and Stage II esophagus PET scan tomorrow


Kamoto

Recommended Posts

As many know I’ve been on Tagrisso since July 4th.  Tomorrow I’ll know if tumors are gone or reduced.  Especially hoping the esophagus is the same cancer and Tagrisso has shrunk that.  Otherwise I have to consider chemo radiation.  Yuck.  Now I sit without anything good to eat for 24 hours.  

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Kamoto doesn't have to fast but does have to avoid carbohydrates for 24 hours beforehand. I always treat myself to a steak for dinner the night before a PET scan. 

Good luck, Kamoto! 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Just now, Judy M2 said:

Kamoto doesn't have to fast but does have to avoid carbohydrates for 24 hours beforehand. I always treat myself to a steak for dinner the night before a PET scan. 

Good luck, Kamoto! 

Haha, I don't recall being asked to watch what I ate before my PET scan, only to fast for 6 hours, but I guess that is makes for more accurate imaging. I was told not to exercise the previous 24 hours and I had no problem whatsoever with that!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I was on a keto/low-carb diet for most of 2019, until I was diagnosed. It wasn't that difficult because there are lots of options these days. I still have to watch carbs to keep my A1C in check. 

Fasting 6 hours before a PET scan is standard, along with the no carb rule and no strenuous exercise. I alway schedule my PET scans first thing so I can get some coffee right after. 

Good luck, Kamoto! 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Lung tumor has shrunk from 2.5 x 2.1 cm to 1.6 x 1.4 cm.   Minimal activity on brain tumor so that is basically gone.  Left rib tumor gone.  Spinal tumor gone.  I believe the esophageal tumor is gone as well but need oncologist confirm. All the paratracheal and hilar adenopathy is done.  So astra zeneca is a life saver.  

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.