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Small, Patchy, Parenchymal Opacities

I had my “routine“, tri-monthly CT scan of my chest, abdomen, and pelvis on Tuesday. I haven’t followed up with my oncologist yet but I have the CT scan report in hand. It basically says:

  • The two enlarged lymph nodes that were radiated 10 times each in August have shrunk considerably.
  • The original 4 tumors in my right lung are still “under control“.
  • No new cancer spots were detected anywhere in my chest, abdomen, or pelvis.
  • There seems to be some relatively minor, but not unanticipated, collateral damage from the radiation beams as they zeroed in on the well-hidden lymph node located behind my stomach, in front of my spine, and straddled by two blood vessels. The damage manifests on the scan as “small, patchy, parenchymal opacities in the lateral right upper lobe“.

My favorite words on the report are:

No new or progressive metastatic disease.

So, the fight goes on! Next week I have the followup for the CT scan with my oncologist and a brain MRI with neurosurgeon followup. Wish me luck for yet another 3 month reprieve from the emperor of all maladies!

Categories: Cancer
  1. bbd
    October 15, 2019 at 5:37 pm

    May I ask what do you think about immunotherapy, and CRISPR?

    • October 15, 2019 at 6:21 pm

      Immunotherapy, specifically Opdivo (Nivomulab) infusions have kept me alive for 2+ years. I don’t know what CRISPR is.

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