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Treated for stage 3 breast cancer. Pet scan results positive, lymph node and breast swollen. Is it the sign of a cancer?

I curruntly are being treated for stage 3 breast cancer ..her 2..Im on the last of the herceptin of which I will finish in november..It was time to do a pet scan and it came out I had a mamogram that showed something wrong so they did an lymph nodes are swollen and my breat on the right is swollen..I have a Breast mri scheduled for wednesday and they they will be doing a the cancer back...I cant stand the waiting its driving me insane..what does a positive pet scan mean...does it mean def cancer?
Asked On : Fri, 29 Jun 2012
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General Surgeon 's  Response
Apr 2013
Welcome to Healthcare-Magic
Thanks for the query.
Well,positive pet scan is a bad sign but it still doesnt mean that there is cancer recurence since lot of pets scan results are false positive. However since this was stage 3 and there is breast swelling and lymh node enlargement,I am afraid that this may be cancer and you need to wait biopsy and start treatment right after it. YOu ll probbaly need both chemo and radiotherapy.
Wish you good health.
Answered: Mon, 25 Nov 2013
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