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    Terra
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      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
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          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
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                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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