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Latest scan showing small bowel thickening .. is this recurrence?
Have been NED for 4 years, having had a complete response to IPi/ NIVi, back in 2017.
My oncologist reported that my recent CT scan was fine … But the radiologist has commented on a focal thinking on my small bowel. I have no symptoms, blood work is good, and latest blood stool count was negative.
I wasn’t too worried, but now realise that the small bowel is one of melanomas favourite metastatic sites….I did have a bad gastro enteritis just before scan, which resolved itself.
So now freaking out that the monster is back!!
Has anyone had small bowel thickening, with a good outcome??
Gerry, I think the answer might be in your own description, that before scans you had a bad case of having gastroenteritis. I have thickening of mucosal tissue in nasal sinuses for years now on my brain mri reports, because I have chronic sinus mucosal inflammation in region.Talk with your oncologist and bring up your concerns, maybe they will do next scan sooner or take a closer look with mri or ask for PET-ct.
When we first started out on this journey stage 2a / node negative – my husband had a full staging ct / PET which commented on localised small bowel thickening – it turned out to be nothing. I really hope yours does too. Just thought always good to hear of similar situations that did not end up being melanoma.
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