Another good Scan!

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newmanmark
6/19/2017 12:53pm
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Hi,

My latest scan showed that my tumour has shrunk further.  When I started the tumour was 5.5cm.  After 3 months it was 3.1cm and now it's 2.9cm.  Not as much of a decrease as I was hoping for but I'll take it!

My oncologist also mentioned that what sometimes looks like a tumour on a CT can actually be scar tissue.  Has anyone had that happen?  I'm praying that there are no active melanoma cells in there and its just scar tissue remaining!

Mark

jennunicorn - (6/19/2017 - 12:59pm)

Great news Mark! Yes, sometimes things can look like a tumor on CT but when a PET is done it shows no uptake.. that's why some places do PET/CT combo scans, so they can compare right away. I'm sure you'll get a follow up PET at some point to check on uptake. 

Jenn - stage IV - Ipi/Nivo (Yervoy/Opdivo); Completed a year of infusions and surgery to remove last tumor

Hi,

My oncologist mentioned that sometimes there is scar tissue left behind.  I've had only CT scans and MRIs so far but I think that if they suspect scar tissue they do PET scans.

Glad things are still shrinking.  Best wishes to you.

Jennifer