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    Terra
    Participant

    Hi – Derek's brain MRI done last week – before he started the P13 K and MEK combo trial – results were:

    – a tiny dot (2 – 3 mm in diameter) of enhancement is noted centrally in the pons as well as on the coronal and sagittal reconstructions

    – there is no clear evidence of edems but a small region of blooming noted in this are on the gradient echo sequence – could represent a small capillary telangiectasia but a metastic deposit cannot be ruled out – follow up is needed

    Hi – Derek's brain MRI done last week – before he started the P13 K and MEK combo trial – results were:

    – a tiny dot (2 – 3 mm in diameter) of enhancement is noted centrally in the pons as well as on the coronal and sagittal reconstructions

    – there is no clear evidence of edems but a small region of blooming noted in this are on the gradient echo sequence – could represent a small capillary telangiectasia but a metastic deposit cannot be ruled out – follow up is needed

    They wetnt ahead and started his treatment.  My question is I have another MRI of the head done in Aug 2010 at another cancer centre should I ask them to compare the two to see if these were there or just wait for follow up – I am a little afraid to wait and afraid to know if these are mets to the brain

    I woulod have thought they would have thought to compare them already – need help

     

    Terra

     

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      washoegal
      Participant

      Hi Terra,  I would definately call and see if your doctor has the previous MRI, if he does not I'd take it in.  Scans don't mean to much unless there is a base line. 

       

      Good Luck,

       

      Mary

      Stage 3

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      washoegal
      Participant

      Hi Terra,  I would definately call and see if your doctor has the previous MRI, if he does not I'd take it in.  Scans don't mean to much unless there is a base line. 

       

      Good Luck,

       

      Mary

      Stage 3

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      Sharyn
      Participant

      Yes, Terra, get a copy of the Aug MRI to compare, for sure. It's always good to have one central location for all your scans, especially when you're goinf to different centres. I know the fear of brain mets is scary, but the sooner Derek gets a report, the better chance he has of zapping the mets while they're still small — if indeed there are any at all.

      Hang in there!

      Hugs

      Sharyn, Stage IV

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      Sharyn
      Participant

      Yes, Terra, get a copy of the Aug MRI to compare, for sure. It's always good to have one central location for all your scans, especially when you're goinf to different centres. I know the fear of brain mets is scary, but the sooner Derek gets a report, the better chance he has of zapping the mets while they're still small — if indeed there are any at all.

      Hang in there!

      Hugs

      Sharyn, Stage IV

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