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.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.