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Clarification on ‘targetted tumours’

28 Feb

When talking to the Oncologist yesterday I wanted to know why only four of the metastases in the liver had been targeted. These were all showing good reductions, but why hadn’t they targetted the others that show ‘no change’? I was informed that the radioactive spheres in liver targetted all tumours, including those outside the liver (hence my radio-active state for those weeks affected my whole body and others could not be too close to me)

It is merely a question of semantics with the physicians and radiologists. They have targetted the largest tumours to measure their progress. The minimal size of the smaller ones makes it too difficult to accurately measure them.

I have another CT scan next Tuesday and am hoping for more good news.

 
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Posted by on 28 February, 2009 in Medical

 

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