3.19.2008

Results from CTVP

Just followed up with the doc who was present during my CT virtual proctoscopy (who felt horrible for not having contacted me earlier--don't sweat it, guy) and he said that comparing the after scan to the before showed:

  • Primary tumor: considerable shrinkage and smoothing of the previously ruffled borders
  • Lymph nodes: several had completely disappeared, while others were much smaller
Notes to self to follow up with Dr. Onc: does the tumor show signs of microsatellite instability? I guess this is a genetic test, so I have to weight the pros & cons of having that kind of information in my file...I don't care so much about me as Vi's ability to get health/life insurance down the road...

Upshot: my cancer responded very well to treatment. HUZZAH!

5 comments:

Nosy Niebler said...

Did he quantify the shrinkage?

Sugarmouth O'Riordan said...

You know, he didn't quantify the shrinkage and I didn't think to either ask for any kind of percentage reduction or make a totally inappropriate Seinfeld joke.

hh said...

YEAH!!!! and guys think shrinkage is a bad thing?!?!?!

Tricia said...

Let's hear it for shrinkage!

Pat McShrinkage said...

Why didn't somebody explain to me in college how much chicks dig shrinkage?

I'm very happy for you!