Aa
A
A
Close
1955387_tn?1324938044
Need Answers
I had a PET scan done which showed a hypermetabolic 1 cm prevascular lymph node with an suv of 5.5, a hypermetabolic 1 cm peritracheal lymph node with an suv o 4.2, and a hypermetabolic 1 cm subcarinal lymph node with an suv of 4.0. This is my first PET scan. I also had an increase in my beta 2 microglobulin. Is this a strong possibility of cancer?
Cancel
1 Answers
Page 1 of 1
351246_tn?1379685732
Hi! Well yes, beta-2 microglobulin levels can be elevated in multiple myeloma and lymphoma, but this needs to be clinically correlated. Hyper-metabolic lymph noes are seen in cancers with increased glucose uptake such as in Hodgkin's lymphoma, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and lung cancer. With the size and position of lymph nodes and increased beta-2 microglobulin levels, I am sorry, but yes, there are increased chances of cancer, esp lymphoma. Take care!
Comment
Cancel
351246_tn?1379685732
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Your Answer
1955387_tn?1324938044
Answer
Know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Need Answers
Submit Answer
A
A
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Cancer Community Resources