Friday, June 24, 2011

Update on Jeanine

Jeanine recently had a PET scan. This is a common scan used to find new outbreaks of cancer in the body. It is not always used for kidney cancer because this type of cancer does not always show on the scan. In Jeanine's case, it seems to show her cancer.

We went to the doctor today and he told us what we had already read on the report. The cancer seems to be advancing in the liver on its outer edges. But we didn't know the rest of the story. The measurements that the radiologist reported are small enough that in most cases, it is not even considered to be a cancer-caused difference. The doctor questioned Jeanine and with no other symptoms to indicate changes in her condition, he is happy to continue with the Avastin and see what happens in another couple of months. In other words, Jeanine seems to still be doing well. Hooray!

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