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    What does my CT scan test result indicate?

Posted on Fri, 3 Jun 2016 in Cancer
Question: About 14months ago I had my kidney removed because of stage 3 cancer. Now I have secondary spots in 1 long , 2 about 7mm and 1 about 2.3 cm. My oncologist suggest that I wait approximately 3 months till my next scan to see how they progress or if I want to start chemotherapy now. Since the last scan they have changed very little. I feel like I should start the chemo to do something while they are still small. I ,m looking for a second opinion.
Answered by Dr. P. T. Patil 4 hours later
Brief Answer:
It is better to start Chemotheraphy at earliest .

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for query .
You have undergone Radical Nephrectomy for cancer of the kidney and your CT scan has revealed few metastasis in one of your lung .
Though they are small there is no chance that they will regress at any point of time without any treatment.
It is generally standard accepted protocol to start the appropriate chemotherapeutic drug at earliest to arrest the further growth of the the secondaries.

Hope I have answered your query ,please feel free to ask if you have more questions , I shall be happy to help you .

Thanks and Regards.

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