I am so lucky to share such good news today.
My husband is followed by PET scans as opposed to the more standard CT. As it turns out I'm not the doctor nor do I make the decisions...the latter is unless they are worthy of my "bulldog" like tenacity. Dr. Gore, my husband's medical oncologist is the one who suggested my personality in the cancer center is like that of a bulldog and is very helpful in the context of helping a loved one through this process. So I'll take it as a compliment, he insisted, 3 years ago.
D had his first scan since he went off treatment 3 months ago. The report says and I paraphrase, there is no hyper metabolic activity, no change in the scar tissue in the right lung (the original tumor which is the only biopsy with positive cancer findings over 3 years ago, Aug 2009). The "irregular" lesion on the left behind nipple is unchanged. (this was found at 3 cm Nov. 2010 then shrunk and became suv norm after a year)
The onc would like to induct him into his informal group of, again I paraphrase, "I don't understand why you are still doing so well".
I just feel like I should swoon and swoon again. I am so lucky, I wish everyone could have this.
Thanks for being there,