Tuesday, April 26, 2011
PET Scan Reading
There is a large cluster of retroperitoneal adenopathy (swelling of lymph nodes surrounding the abdomen)
There are multiple retrocrural and retroperitoneal nodes identified (back of abdomen, behind intestines)
Left pelvic lymph node measuring 9mm.
Inguinal nodes are present bilaterally, right measures 1.4cm and left is 1.8cm.
*A dime is 17.8 mm (millimeters), a cm (centemeter) is about the width of a fingertip.
There is extensive growth of the cancer since his last PET scan. Chemo will start Friday. Wish us luck!! Survivor stories are always welcome!!