Latest scan results

16 Mar

Although I missed out on chemo last week I did get the results of the last CT scan and they showed continued reductions in the metastases they are monitoring. The scans only take a cross-section of the tumours so we assume the depth is also reducing as well as the width and length. 

The sizes in March, compared with the sizes in February are as follows:

Liver segment 2: (5 Feb 09) 18mm x 10mm;  (3 Mar 09) 18mm x 9mm

Liver segment 4A: (5/2/09) 16mm x 10mm;  (3/3/09) 13mm x 10mm

Liver segment 5: (5/2/09) 7mm x 7mm; (3/3/09) 7mm x 6mm

Liver segment 6: (5/2/09) 7mm x 6mm; (3/3/09) 5 ?? [seems to be an incomplete reading – DD]

If the cross-sectional area is diminishing, I am hopeful the cubic measurement is also reducing proportionately. I have been given no indication about what is happening to the primary tumour. The assumption is that it will diminish along with the Oncologist’s main concern – the secondaries in the liver. I am told the primary growth will only be dealt with if it obstructs or causes other problems.


Posted by on 16 March, 2009 in Medical


5 Responses to Latest scan results

  1. Cynthia & Milton

    17 March, 2009 at 11:21 am

    Hi Doug, We are all thinking of you here in Thames, have just caught up with your most recent diary notes.
    Love to all, Cynthia and Milton

  2. Bill Nicholson

    24 March, 2009 at 8:49 am

    Hello Doug,
    In Christchurch on my my to Motueka this Thursday. Would like to call to see you on my way through if that suits you. Staying with my sister at 110 Fleete Street, 03 33856875, 021 1221 912.
    I’d love to have your contact details.
    Bless you,

  3. Cathy White

    18 April, 2009 at 4:21 pm

    Hi from Brisbane Australia. I have been thinking of you so much lately Doug & Bronwen. I so enjoyed my time visiting you in February. I am following your progress and hope that the reductions in some of your tumours etc will be happening in all sites. I would love to have your contact details in Nelson – just in case I come over again. Cathy White

  4. Doug Duncan

    19 April, 2009 at 7:44 pm

    It was great seeing you again too, Cathy and hearing news of you, Keith and the family.

    Please contact me by email and I will give you our physical address. Our new email addresses are:
    email: or


    • terry ward

      3 August, 2011 at 7:05 pm

      Hi bro doug thinking of u and praying love terry and belinda ward


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