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Doconc, So, the oncologist didn't order a Pet/CT for
Doconc, So, the oncologist didn't order a Pet/CT for February, but I'm pretty sure he'll order one in April. I think I can be o.k. with these if I just believe that my first PET/Scan--last year--right… read more
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Doconc, Doesn't it seem like it would take close to a
Doconc, Doesn't it seem like it would take close to a miracle for the AI's to stop all my ITC's from spreading. All I can think is that it would only take one to get going, and then there's mets.… read more
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Doconc, I am feeling really depressed and hopeless today.
Doconc, I am feeling really depressed and hopeless today. When you tell me my pet scan will be negative, you always say it's because you don't think I have micro-mets. But, is this a more sure reason:… read more
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Doconc, Wait, I'm confused. I thought you've been telling me
Doconc, Wait, I'm confused. I thought you've been telling me that the negative ct/pet, followed by chemo sort of guarantees that my pet/ct (upcoming) will be negative. But, you just said that given th… read more
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Dr., I am thinking more and more about my ct/pet in a month.
Dr. David, I am thinking more and more about my ct/pet in a month. I know that the whole idea is it will be negative, because it was negative last Feb. and April AND I have had chemo and ai's ever sin… read more
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Doconc, I am trying to understand more about the grade of my
Hello Doconc, I am trying to understand more about the grade of my cancer (it's grade 2 and should be grade 1 for lobular). The mitotic grade is 1--so that's really good for the dividing, as you told … read more
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Dr., The grade of my cancer is grade 2. That's bad because
Dr. David, The grade of my cancer is grade 2. That's bad because most lobular is grade 1. My mitotic score is 1, so that's good. My nuclear grade is 2--what does that mean, and what does it mean for m… read more
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Unbelievably, I'm back again. I don't think you said
Unbelievably, I'm back again. I don't think you said anything about the chance that I have micro-mets. There's no way to know, I guess. But, what do you think? Isn't chemo known for NOT working on lob… read more
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Well, Doconc, I'm back. No surprise there, I guess. I'm
Well, Doconc, I'm back. No surprise there, I guess. I'm trying to figure out a scientific reason why mets or micromets COULD NOT have grown during chemo. A nurse at my first oncologist's office told m… read more
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Well, Doconc, I'm back. No surprise there, I guess. I'm
Well, Doconc, I'm back. No surprise there, I guess. I'm trying to figure out a scientific reason why mets or micromets couldn't have grown during chemo. A nurse at my first oncologist's office told me… read more
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Dr., I just read two reasons why micromets could turn into
Dr. David, I just read two reasons why micromets could turn into larger mets, even during chemo. 1. Was that they didn't have a sufficient vascular supply to get the chemo 2. Was that they were resist… read more
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Doconc. I know you say you think my pet scan will be
Hello Doconc. I know you say you think my pet scan will be negative--the upcoming one in February. But, what if the cancer had spread to my liver or peritoneum, and didn't show up on the PET because i… read more
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doconc
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Doconc, I know you say you think my pet scan will be
Hello Doconc, I know you say you think my pet scan will be negative--the upcoming one in February. But, what if the cancer had spread to my liver or peritoneum, and didn't show up because it was lobul… read more
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doconc
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Doconc, I am still obsessing that even though my February
Hello Doconc, I am still obsessing that even though my February Pet Scan showed no prominent enhancement in the bones, it was a false negative due to the lobular cancer metabolizing more slowly. I kno… read more
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Believe it or not, I'm back again. My Pet/CT in February
Believe it or not, I'm back again. My Pet/CT in February showed speckling all through my bones which they figured out was either very dense bones or fluorosis. It said "no prominent enhancement". My s… read more
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Dr., I just found out that the pet scan I had taken last
Dr. David, I just found out that the pet scan I had taken last April (during kit) lit up the bones to 3.3 SUV. Is this from the chemo, or could it be cancer? Also, my husband thinks that since I had n… read more
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Doconc, Thank you for all your help. Last weekend you
Hello Doconc, Thank you for all your help. Last weekend you convinced me that my highly positive estrogen ITC's are unlikely to mutate. But I just thought of this today: The doctors think the lobular … read more
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Do you remember the bone scan I sent you that showed the
Do you remember the bone scan I sent you that showed the small foci in the right knee and then 2 different ones in the right femur? It said "minimal uptake". Could the ones on the femur have… read more
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