PET Scan Results! The Good and the Bad News.

25 Apr

Well, the doctor already called me with my PET scan results.  He was on his way to the airport so I REALLY appreciate that he took the time to call me.  I’m praying God blesses him today for being so kind to me.
The good news is that he didn’t see anything “light up” in my lymph nodes, organs or bones!  Hallelujah!  I am so happy to hear this.  Thank you all for your prayers!  This is wonderful news!  I will still have to have the sentinel node biopsy because the PET scan only shows a certain amount of cancer cells so they still need to make sure there are NO cancer cells in my lymph nodes.  Even a small amount.
The bad news is that the new lump I found in my other breast lit up on the test.  So, he believes it is also cancer.  He said this is VERY strange and that this rarely happens that someone will have cancer in both breasts.  It confirms our decision to have the bilateral mastectomy though.  He also said that they will want to determine if it is the same type of cancer or a different form.  Also, I may have to have a sentinel node biopsy on the left side too.  They are going to test the new lump tissue first though to make sure it is cancer before they remove any lymph nodes on that side too.  I am really anxious about having my lymph nodes removed, but he said because I’m thin I shouldn’t have any issues.  But, there are still a few lifestyle changes that will have to be introduced once they remove them (wearing a compression sleeve when I fly, arm exercises, wearing gloves when working outside, etc).
Also, the right breast (the one that they initially found cancer in) also lit up.  So, some cancer may have been left behind after my lumpectomy or it could be from the healing process.  He wasn’t sure.  They will be biopsying all tissue though so we will know for sure after my surgery on 5/8.
THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR PRAYERS!!  God answered them!!  I am VERY happy that no other cancer “lit up” on the scan.  I barely slept last night thinking about it.  Tonight, I will sleep well.  God is so good to me!

3 Responses to “PET Scan Results! The Good and the Bad News.”

  1. Ankita April 25, 2012 at 5:19 pm #

    Sorry to hear about the new lump but its good in a way that every thing gets noticed before the surgery to have a better effect. Still praying & would always pray for your quick recovery… Miss you alot @ work:)

  2. Anonymous April 25, 2012 at 6:54 pm #

    That's great news Jayde! So happy for you and your family!

  3. Jackie Colorigh April 26, 2012 at 12:06 pm #

    Jayde, We are thrilled about the results of your scans. It is truly amazing the strength and courage the Lord is sending you. You have such a positive attitude about this and that in itself is a true blessing!! Keep you head up and your thoughts positive and God will see you through this. Keeping you and Kevan in our daily prayers.Tommy and Jackie

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