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What does this mean from PET scan? Physiologic uptake of the tracer within the brain, salivary glands, myocardium, GI, and GU tracts. There is extensive lymphadenopathy, throughout the neck, chest, abdomen, and pelvis, which demonstrate mildly increased metabolic activity. There is more avid hypermetabolic activity within a left inguinal lymph node and within bilateral axillary and cervical lymph node chains. There are no additional foci of increased metabolic activity.

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Nothing... just had a biopsy done yesterday

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what did the biopsy show?

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
haven't gotten results yet; only PET scan but I don't see my doctor for another two weeks and I'm concerned...a port was put in

what symptoms do you have?

what are they suspecting?

leukemia?

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
They are thinking Lymphomia

Yes, I can see that on the PET scan for sure

basically it says lymph nodes are swollen all over

You are going to need chemo

and it is probably lymphoma

but it is treatable

highly treatable

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The PET scan basically confirms that there is cancer in the blood and lymph nodes

The chemo should be able to take care of it though

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
Thank you... I'm trying to prepare mentally...
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