Monday, September 1, 2008
No more scanxiety
Much to my surprise, I got a call this afternoon (Labor Day) from my oncologist, who let me know my CT scan was negative. This is a huge relief. I’m glad to have this first follow-up scan behind me, and even gladder that the news was mostly good. The radiologist did make note in his report of a small nodule in my lower right lung that apparently was also visible on the previous CT. This is probably not cancer, but the mass is too small to biopsy so it will be followed. Also, the scar tissue and lymph fluid in my groin prevents that area from being definitively imaged. It should be possible to get a better look at the surgery site on the next scan (in three months). If I recur, this is where it’s most likely to happen. For now, I’m NED (no evidence of disease), which makes me very, very happy.