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11 years 7 months ago #14211 by julieann
Thanks Susan. I am not sure what Mama will decide to do about the scans. I guess I just think sometimes ignorance is bliss. Since she is not taking treatments, I sort of don't see the purpose, however, I may be wrong. Anyway, it is not my decision. I guess part of me just doesn't want to know as long as she seems to be feeling well. I appreciate your response and hope that your upcoming appointment goes well.

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11 years 7 months ago #14208 by mssmr
Hi, again -- Julieann -- I trust you are following this topic: "Results of Bob's PET scan......" Other folks with mets are continuing scans even with no plans for chemo. I hope you've had a good day -- Susan

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11 years 7 months ago #14184 by mssmr
Hi, Julieann -- I think it is a good question about whether, for those of us with
mets, further scanning is a good idea. I am, like you describe your mama, feeling well. In fact, the only thing that objectively reminds me of my "condition" is scans. My oncologist did a brain scan recently because he says we like to treat
brain mets aggressively because, undiscovered, they can cause "dramatic" and catastropic occurences. MY brain scan came out clean and clear.

But if they do not treat other mets if we do not get chemo,I wonder about
the usefulness of further scans. I hope folks with perspectives about
that will reply to you inquiry. Maybe additional scan help gauge life
expectancy or identify locations of mets that may cause trouble that can
be prevented with interventions. I don't know -- I am glad to hear your
mama is feeling well. My best to you and your family -- Susan (mssmr)

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11 years 7 months ago #14172 by julieann
Hello all! I have kind of been in stealth mode lately. Not much to say I guess. (thanks Gene for checking on me) Mama is doing really well. Wouldn't even know she had cancer. If she has pains or feels bad, she doesn't say. I think we are becoming somewhat complacent with the way things are and just dreading the day it all changes. For now, we are just thankful she feels well and is able to carry on as usual. She goes back to the oncologist the first of April. We are unsure if there is really any need to have any further scans. I guess it could be helpful, to know where things stand, but then again, maybe its best not to know. Any thoughts on that matter? I hope everyone here is doing well.

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