My mother was diagnosed with Stage 3C ovarian cancer and underwent radical hysterectomy surgery along with 6 rounds of chemotherapy of carboplatin and taxol.
Her recent PET/CT after 6 rounds of chemo is below.
Would someone please help me understand what this means ?
Does this mean, there is still cancer left ?
Mildly metabolically active lymphnodes are seen in left paraaortic and right common iliac regions.
Midline scars shows mild soft tissues thickening with heterogenous tracer uptake (post OP)
Pelvis shows lymphoceles in bilateral iliac regions
Both lungs are normal
Rest of the body shows normal physiological tracer uptake.
This scan was compared with the patients earlier study of dec 11.right pleural effusion is not seen.left paraaortic and right common iliac lymphnodes shows decrease in size and metabolic activity.internal iliac lymphnodes and solid cystic mass in pelvis are not seen now (post OP).no new abnormalities were noted.
Mildly metabolically active residual lymphnodes disease as described.
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