Re: [MOL] colon cancer [00137] Medicine On Line


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Re: [MOL] colon cancer



>I had a PET scan in 1996 following 12 chemo treatments for peritoneal
>cancer.  It was similar to a CAT scan but you have to lay still for a long
>time!  They wouldn't even let me read a book because they didn't want you
>to move at all.  I think it took about 2 and a half hours to do the whole
>thing.  They scan your body in sections, add a "dye" intraveniously and
>make you lay there for 45 min., then run the scan again.  Mine came back
>clear (as my CAT scans always have).  Problem is when I had surgery 6
>months later there was still a malignancy there (as shown in a biopsy done
>during surgery).  I have heard good and bad about them.  I just wanted one
>more thing telling me that I was cancer free.  At least it relieved my
>mind for awhile!  Any other questions, please let me know.  Mary Ann




could someone please help me, has anyone had a pet scan? if so was it for
>colon cancer? and could you please tell me more thank you Gina.
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