P.E.T. Scan May 2015 (P.E.T. Number 4)
A Positron Emission Tomography scan is a type of imaging test. It uses a radioactive substance called a tracer to look for disease in the body. A positron emission tomography (PET) scan shows how organs and tissues are working. This is different than MRI and CT scans. These tests show the structure of, and blood flow to and from organs.. These are without doubt the only road maps for Lymphoma. This was towards the end of May and the results had to be sent to different centers of excellence worldwide. The results showed that there were Cancer cells present but appeared to be isolated to my neck and throat, with possible activity in my right tonsil. This was confirmed and I got called into see the Oncologist in June 2015. When I was told this I kinda started laughing which the Oncologist didn’t like. I explained that I had them removed when I was quite young, so the Oncologist started laughing. He explained that they grow back. I really didn’t know that, so I felt like a gobshite. Anyway he set up an appoint with an E.N.T specialist (Ears Nose and Throat) who examined me two days later and set up an appointment to enter hospital for a throat biopsy and Tonsillectomy. He took close to 20 samples and a complete Tonsillectomy. When I awoke my throat felt like it was on fire, but I was released from hospital the following day.