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11 years 4 days ago #26569 by reseda1420
Oh, Betsy Mae gonna' love that!

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11 years 5 days ago #26568 by mmc
Lee,

You may find this helpful.

It is a link to "The English to American Dictionary" that contains many translations. :)

http://septicscompanion.com/index.php

Mike

Age 54
10/31/06 dx CIS (TisG3) non-invasive (at 47)
9/19/08 TURB/TUIP dx Invasive T2G3
10/8/08 RC neobladder(at 49)
2/15/13 T4G3N3M1 distant metastases(at 53)
9/2013 finished chemo -cancer free again
1/2014 ct scan results....distant mets
2/2014 ct result...spread to liver, kidneys, and lymph...

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11 years 5 days ago #26567 by mmc
Yes, they are different but when I had my PET scan, it was a CT/PET.
They have the CT and PET images on their own and then they merge them together. Pretty neat looking.

Note: If anyone gets their's on CD before getting the report, don't freak out when your kidneys, bladder, and brain light up like a Christmas tree. The radioactive agent leaves the body through the urine so it's higher concentration there. The brain also has activity that causes it to show up but none of those were relevent. It does freak you out a bit though if you don't know that ahead of time. :):blink:

See this link for info: http://www.petscaninfo.com/zportal/portals/pat/petct_basics

The link is to the basics, but the left hand navigation has links to explain what it is, how it works, what it sees, the benefits, and some of the history. Interesting stuff.

Mike

Age 54
10/31/06 dx CIS (TisG3) non-invasive (at 47)
9/19/08 TURB/TUIP dx Invasive T2G3
10/8/08 RC neobladder(at 49)
2/15/13 T4G3N3M1 distant metastases(at 53)
9/2013 finished chemo -cancer free again
1/2014 ct scan results....distant mets
2/2014 ct result...spread to liver, kidneys, and lymph...

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11 years 5 days ago #26564 by reseda1420
So apparently a PET scan and a CT scan are not the same thing. I get CT scans

Boy, we not only have to get thru the medical terms but the translation from English to American :laugh:

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11 years 5 days ago #26562 by Betsy Mae
Good news Lee!
I saw my urology consultant this morning. Unfortunately he told me that I cannot have a PET scan as they "feel the risk of such a high radiation dose is more damaging than finding out if there is any cancer left". I take that to mean that they are fairly certain that I am ok so better not expose me to something I do not need. He will, however, be arranging a full-body CT scan. (Not such a high blast of radiation!)
I do have another UTI - felt lousy last night- so am back on antibiotics! Ho Hum!
Betsy Mae

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11 years 5 days ago #26559 by reseda1420
Thank you all for your wishes. It is nice to have a little breathing room for a while, particularly after reading some of the scary stories here.

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