Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Email from Radiologist

Well, I guess I was wrong and the news from the radiologist was not bad after all. Check out the email I received from him. :)

from Radiologist
to Rose
date Tue, Jul 1, 2008 at 8:41 AM
subject Re: albation not successful?


By in large, I am pretty happy with the ablation of the left upper lobe lesion. Definitive assessment somewhat relies on further imaging to see this lesion change over time, since this lesion was not PET positve before ( so PET negative lesion is not conclusive). The questions remain to be answered is what to do about the other lesion on the other side, and what this ablated lesion will do over time. Another ablation would only indicated if some cancer cells survive through the heat in the left upper lobe, or Dr Brahmer thinks that ablation would be prudent for the remaining right side lesion. Indeed, there was not as much scarring as I may have expected yet, but at 4 weeks it is early days still and does not mean 'it' did not work at all. It is probably related to the burn technique used because the lesion lies right next to nerves to your left arm, the Brachial plexus and need to protect it. The next scans will be more illuminating. Hope that makes it clearer. I am happy so far, particularly how well you have done.


My neck/face are still unhappy. I had Captain Obvious take photos of my rash. I will post them soon. I want him to take photos of me in the hats also. :)

1 comment:

Gina said...

i have been following your blog for awhile. But off the net for awhile to. Your treatment sounds like it is going well! Radiologist is sounding very hopeful. great job!