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PET scan results #197715
12-21-2018 02:40 PM
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oncologist and radiologist were so happy with the results of his treatment but he came in there with the "how long do I have" speech again. The docs said they would have not ordered a biopsy but it's a good idea. it's definitive. next wednesday, he will have a biopsy to see if the cancer is gone.

just an update


Spouse of 56 yr old with BOT cancer
Stage 4a HPV16 positive
3 chemo treatments cisplantin
35 radiation treatments 7000 cGy
former smoker/chewed tobacco for 38 yrs.
Re: PET scan results [Re: ConnieT] #197716
12-21-2018 03:10 PM
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Thats great, Connie! Im so glad to hear it smile

Sounds like your husband is (as we suspected)... depressed. Hes been thru so much, as have you right along with him. Its not easy to change from being the patient into being a survivor. I was sick for so long when someone called me a survivor when I was well over a year after my last round of OC, I realized I really was finally a survivor and not just thew patient going thru everything. Maybe theres someone at the treatment facility that would help your husband deal with his negative thinking? It cant hurt to ask but I wouldnt be surprised if he wasnt the kind of patient who refused to go to any type of mental health apt.

Best wishes for good results from the biopsy. Keep us posted.


Christine
SCC 6/15/07 L chk & by L molar both Stag I, age44
2x cispltn-35 IMRT end 9/27/07
-65 lbs in 2 mo, no caregvr
Clear PET 1/08
4/4/08 recur L chk Stag I
surg 4/16/08 clr marg
215 HBO dives
3/09 teeth out, trismus
7/2/09 recur, Stg IV
8/24/09 trach, ND, mandiblctmy
3wks medicly inducd coma
2 mo xtended hospital stay, ICU & burn unit
PICC line IV antibx 8 mo
10/4/10, 2/14/11 reconst surg
OC 3x in 3 years
very happy to be alive smile
Re: PET scan results [Re: ChristineB] #197717
12-21-2018 03:26 PM
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haha yes. counseling is psychobabble.. not going to happen! He is a very negative thinker. Woe is me.

he's upset as he says ENT doc said she didn't get it all so she wants to do the biopsy. I wish I had heard what the doc actually said. the other docs were not concerned. I guess we will find out eventually.

Last edited by ConnieT; 12-21-2018 03:27 PM.

Spouse of 56 yr old with BOT cancer
Stage 4a HPV16 positive
3 chemo treatments cisplantin
35 radiation treatments 7000 cGy
former smoker/chewed tobacco for 38 yrs.

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