Oct 24, 2009 09:40AM SoutherMother wrote:
Can you possible get a PET/CT scan instead of a plain CT scan. This all seems similar to my case. Except that I had a PET scan that showed a high SUV value (6.3) that went up in the next PET scan to 7.2. Then it went hypermetabolic (9.0?) on the next scan along with some back ache symptoms. My Neurologist was sure it was cancer but Oncologist was not 100% without a biopsy. Did two biopsies (total of six pokes into my T-8) without catching the cancer on the samples. But the lab report has all the descriptions of what cancer looks like in those biopsies, it just wouldn't stain for cancer(s). The cancer board all agreed that a low dose of radiation should help control its intensity and growth. Sure enough, had radiation, which left the next PET scan showing no hypermetabolic activity in T-8. I keep trying to believe it is a hemangioma but the Oncology Radiologist, Radiologist, Oncologist and Neurologist say no, it is not the case. My medical records call it metastatic cancer and that I am stage four, but I hold out that it is a hemangioma. Are your lesions in the posterior or anterior of the vertabrae? I would have to look it up in my notes but cancer tends to be in one but not the other. Please let us know how it turns out.