This picture is my Princeton RAWR outside the clinical building at NIH. This is where I go for all of my visits and it happens to be lucky #10 :)
I was at NCI February 17th-19th for a follow up PET scan and CT scan. All in all it was a very positive round of scans! My doctors are watching two very small spots (millimeters in size) next to my surgical staples. Good news is my CT scans have been clean; these spots are showing up on the PET scan. One spot has been there in previous scans but has not grown, a promising sign! The PET scan is non-discriminate in terms of what it picks up, so it could be an early detector of cancerous cells, but it can also pick up things in my body that are benign.
My doctors are going to watch these spots very closely so I will go back in two months for the same scans. But if that next visit goes well, Dr. Ram anticipates that we will be able to space it out to every 3 months. Considering the diagnosis and what other patients have faced, I am thankful for this win.