Topic: Clear PET
Hello to all and I hope your holidays were merry and bright! I don't post often but I am always thinking of the wonderful people on this site..I haven't posted in a while so just a little update I was first diagnosed with CC in Oct of 2009...after stents and chemo and generally not knowing what was going on I got a 2nd opinion from Myron Schwartz at Mt Sinai who deemed me operable and I had my 1st resection in Jan of 2010....after 6 months of adjuvant chemo with Dr Howard Bruckner I was turned loose....about 2 years later I had a recurrence with 2 lesions on my liver...my second resection was in Aug of 2012....I did not choose to do chemo after this surgery. In Feb of 2013 I started to become distended and my stomach was rock hard....after a CT and ultrasound it was found that I had a lesion on my ovary so off to a Gyn/Onc Dr. Rahaman also of Mt Sinai..in March he performed a laparoscopy in which he removed my right ovary and after frozen section determined that it was CC. He then referred me back to Dr Bruckner for chemotherapy. I have been receiving treatment since April 2013 I did have 2 clean CT scans prior to my clear PET scan yesterday...i will now do maintenance chemotherapy 2 x a month and have scans every 4 months...If someone would have asked me what I thought my prognosis was 4 years ago I probably would have said not very good. It is amazing the progress although never enough that has been made in the 4 years since my diagnosis. I'am thankful for so many things! I know it's been said many, many times on this site but get 2nd, even 3rd opinions be your own advocate or have a friend or family member help you...ask questions but most of all and I know this can possibly be the most difficult don't lose hope!