SUV max 5.8

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May 14, 2018 at 10:03 am  #1294415    


What does “Mildly hypermetabolic right hilar nodes measuring up
to SUV max 5.8 are favored to be reactive” mean? Having a hard time getting my Oncologist to call me back to explain this…this is from a PET Scan reading.

May 14, 2018 at 3:11 pm  #1294419    


I believe that ‘favoured to be reactive’ means that the radiologist believes that the lymph nodes are not malignant but are ‘reacting’ to an infection. What is the overall impression of the PET scan report. Does it say ‘no evidence of metastatic disease’ or something like that?

10/2015 Chest xray found a nodule as part of a physical (no symptoms).
01/2016 Upper left lobe lingula preserving lobectomy stage 2b for 1.9 cm invasive adenocarcinoma with additional 2 mm AIS nodule found in pathology.
03-05/2016 Sixteen weeks of adjuvant cisplatin/vinorelbine.
07/2016 Durvalumab adjuvant clinical trial discontinued after 1st dose knocked out thyroid.
12/2016 Revised to stage 1b (due to VPI) after new guidelines for multifocal lepidic lung cancer.
07/2018 Next scan.

May 14, 2018 at 3:27 pm  #1294420    


Yes, it says the following:

No definite hypermetabolic recurrent or nodal/distant metastatic disease.

But I haven’t been sick…

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