Had my PET scan on Thursday, got the results the same day in my patient portal. Have not seen my oncologist yet, won't see him till the 18th, but have a few questions. Also have an appointment scheduled with a surgical oncologist to see about removing the cancerous lymph nodes. I'm thinking that because of location I'm not a surgical candidate.
1) report states that I have low level metabolic activity throughout the adrenal glands and pancreas. No pancreatic ductal dilatation. Is this normal? My mother died of pancreatic cancer in 2001 so I worry. But my genetic testing shows me as negative for anything to pass on to my kids.
2) report mentions 2 metabolically active lymph nodes, 1 on the left common iliac conglomerate lymphadenopathy, SUV 13. 6. 1 on the left external iliac chain lmyphadenopathy SUV 8.3. the metabolically active lymph nodes are the ones with the cancer?
Final impression: bulky metabolically active lymph node metastases involving the left common iliac and left external iliac chains. No metabolically active retroperitoneal lymphadenopathy .
Basically the melanoma is only in this area? Also where exactly is the iliac chain of lymph nodes located?