Hi everyone, I'm new here and I'm grateful to have found this site.I created a post a few minutes ago but I can't find it! I hope I'm not duplicating this. I was diagnosed stage 1A add no carcinoma in August 2020. I had my upper left lobe removed via VATs surgery. My tumor was 2.5 x 2.5 x 2.1 cm, adenocarcinoma, lepidic predominant with focal papillary feature. Grade 1-2, well to moderately differentiated. At the time of diagnosis, a PET scan showed a maximum SUV of 24.2 (which I believe is extremely high). Additionally a 2.1 cm ground glass opacity was found on my right lung with SUV 1.3. Since surgery, I've had no further treatment, I have CT scans every 3-4 months. I've had a new GGO identified in my lower left lobe (1.4 cm) along with small nodes (4 mm and 3 mm) all stable.
I have a few questions:
Does high SUV Max indicate aggression? Is it predictive of likely reoccurrence?
Is it unusual I'm not receiving treatment for large GGOs? My research indicates the likelihood of them being cancer is high given their size.
Thank you very much for any input.