CT Scan Results – not quite so good!

10 Dec

The CT Scan I had a week ago has revealed the disturbing news that the metastasis in the lung has continued to grow. Unfortunately another 2 small lesions have also now appeared in the left and right lobes.

The 2 metastases in the liver have stopped reducing in size and have instead started to grow quite significantly. They have been joined by 3 other new mets in different segments of the liver. That means a total of 5 metastases throughout the liver.

What repercussions these new developments have on having them ablated is presently being considered by the Radiologist in Dunedin who is also exploring with his Oncology colleagues if and what other interventions might be be possible.

Although the mets seem quite large to me, my Oncology nurse here in Nelson has told me that comparing the size of them to other metastases they see, mine are still quite small.

Some positives are that there is no sign of cancer in any of my lymph nodes, bones, or other organs. I am also in good shape physically with no symptoms from the lung tumours. Any pain I get from the liver mets is still controlled with Panadol and is no worse than it has ever been. I actually have more energy than I have for ages; I still have a good appetite; my weight is stable; and I feel better than I have for many many months.

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