Sunday, April 15, 2012

Results of Post-Treatment PET Scan: Drum Roll, Please

I wish you could have seen my before and after shots. I asked if I could have them emailed to me, but the technology wouldn't cooperate. The PET scan I had done back in October made me look like a dalmatian, covered with black spots of cancer, along with some alarmingly large dark patches. In the repeat scan from a couple weeks ago, there is not a dot of black. My oncologist said my scan was pristine. That was the word he used: pristine.

And this is fabulous not only because it's fabulous, but because it's not necessarily what we were expecting. Many patients with my diagnosis don't get a complete remission from their treatment.