My mom is stage IV lung cancer for almost 6 years now. Lately she hasn't done as well and has had to switch drugs a few times. Lastest PET scan shows "hypo metabolic activity in left scaroiliac consistent with metatasis'. She has had on and off back pain for a few months now she kept attributing to over activity. Her oncologist says that this result is likely just inflamation and not cancer b/c she has back pain and pet scan shows all kinds of inflamtion. He is sending for an xray. I was wondering if it common for a pet scan to pick up simple inflamation ? Per the radiologist reading it they say its mets. I guess my question is whether it is correct that it is likely not the cancer.
Tue, 03/19/2013 - 14:05#1
PET scan results question - 1254919