My father had a ct scan as he had colon cancer surgery in march .
his cea had been rising as
the scan revealed a 15mm lesion in liver .however we think must be a met.but when he saw his onco, he said we are not sure n want to do a pet scan now .
surely from a ct they can tell if it's a met or not right ?
But radiologist clearly stayed in the report the appearances r in keeping with disease progression n compared to previous ct there's a new lesion ?
But y are they doing a pet rather than a biopsy ? And by looming at scan can they not tell if it's benign or malignant ?
the cea readings I gave you suggest a rise right?
They said the lesion was 15 mm on a ct!
My dad does have a history of cysts on liver but a cyst Would be very unlikely right. ?
u mean by considering the size?
Even mn though rafiologist haa stated - appearances keeping with Disease progression , why did the onco tell my father that thru had a mdt meeting and they are unsure ?
U may think I'm over worryinv but I thought a ct can show something if malignant
ALSo rafiologist said appearances in line with disease progression but after he said after a unanimous decision they devised to go for a pet as are not sure .
if they could tell it's malignant they would not do a pet right ?
Can a ct show an obvious malignancy in liver?
So just from a ct they can tell mostly it's malignant right ?
My dad does have a history of liver cysts as the ct last year detected lesions but then MRI confirmed cysts ,
but it as he's had the operation for bowrl
cancer in march this is more likely to be a met right ? The ct scan in April was clear .
plus his cea has been rising as:
such a rise indicates progression right ?
Hi can I just ask that is there treatment for liver mets?