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Hi, Thank you for contacting Just Answer. Your Radiologist is right. This is a very good result. You need to understand the mechanism of treatment. Your tumor is just like any other cell in your body it reproduces it self by cellular division. As you are receiving your treatment it destroys a lot of cells but not all; therefore there are some that are resistant and are near their cellular division state of the cycle. This is why it takes a longer period of time as each cell is at a different stage of the reproductive cycle. You should feel very good about the progress so far and know that your tumor is responsive to the treatment you are receiving. Continue and feel good. I know we want it to be gone right away, but as I said this is good that you are getting results.
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When a pet scan is ordered there is glycogen die administered. Cancerous tumors are 'hungry' and will attract this 'glycogen' or sugar. That is how the Radiologist can tell a metastatic or primary tumor from scar tissue.
Yes, we will all hope when you have your next scan it will all be scar tissue. That is conjecture, the only answer comes with the test results as given by the Radiologist.
Positive feedback is always appreciated as well as a Bonus. I really wish you well. I do understand the anxiety..Karen