Oct 8, 2020 02:41AM JoynerL wrote:
BevJen and Saulius-
Here's what the September 30th PET (I have a PET every 3 mo) report said:
No FDG avid axillary lymphadenopathy however, a small asymmetrical FDG avid focus is seen in the left periclavicular area with SUV of 2.8. This was not definitely seen in the prior scan. Though the size was not noted in the report, my MO spoke with the radiologist, who said it was 8mm and that it had visibly increased in size.
I have, per the report, "Multiple sclerotic foci throughout the spine and pelvis without any focal FDG uptake. Some sclerotic areas are also seen bilaterally in the ribs, over the scapulae and head of the humerus bilaterally", and this has been the case since mets were first found in Feb 2017 (initial stage II BC treated in 1991) but no pain. Other PET reports have noted sclerotic mets throughout the skeleton.
The radiologist cannot have meant that she could do anything with those innumerable skeletal mets when she talked about the possibility of further future SBRT "maintenance" (my word) blasting but rather specific spots which may occur. She was rational and encouraging, which was nice. I don't buy anything at face value, because all can change so quickly, but I intend to proceed with the SBRT and hope for the best with this spot. Fingers crossed....