Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Clear Till Next Time

Whew. The results show no new cancer and no growth from the nodules that were already not growing. No treatment recommended at this time. Next CT in 3 months. Onc said she wants to do a CT every 3 months for the next 2 years. If it is going to come back it will most likely come back within the next 2 years. So, for the next three months I can focus on continuing recovery from the surgery in January.

For those of the more medical persuasion, below is a portion of the preliminary report (all that was available at the time of my appointment, which was only just over an hour later). I requested a CD and a copy of the final report to be mailed to me later.

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EXAM: CT ABD AND PELVIS W/CONTR CT May 19, 2010 13:33

RESULT:

INDICATION: LUNG CANCER

TECHNIQUE: Axial CT of the chest, abdomen and pelvis following the uneventful administration of oral and IV contrast.

COMPARISON: 11/11/09

FINDINGS:

CHEST: Previously seen lobulated pulmonary modules involving the peripheral aspect of the right upper and right lower lobe have been resected with intimal scarring and surgical clips now present. Postsurgical changes are again noted from the right middle lobectomy. Stable irregular shaped pulmonary nodule left upper lobe. Stable pulmonary nodule left upper lobe. There are no new pulmonary nodules or masses. Stable subcentimeter precarinal lymph node measuring 8mm in short axis. There is no mediastinal, hilar, or axillary lyphadenopathy. There is a trace amount of fluid at the lobectomy site. No pericardinal effusion. Heart size normal. The thoracic aorta is normal in size and caliber.

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7 comments:

Leia said...

Awesome news!

alexis224 said...

HOOOORAAAYY!!! I've been thinking of you all day, I am so glad to hear the good news!

Kayleigh said...

Wonderful news! I'm SO glad to hear this!

Here's to all the CT's for the next 2yrs going EXACTLY the same way :D

Anonymous said...

Fantastic news! Sail away.
Debbie

Jessica said...

Congrats!!

kristenok18 said...

Wonderful news!!!

Gina said...

Great news I just stopped by your blog to check in on your status. So happy to hear this. I bet you are enjoying not having chemo right now.