Thursday, March 9, 2006

“Complete Remission”

PET-CT scan results out. Chemo doc says my cancer is in “complete remission”. No sign of cancer anywhere in body. Ready for surgery.

If there’s no cancer left, why do I need surgery? Because the scan doesn’t pick up microscopic disease. And it only picks up active cancer cells. I think that means it only picks up the cancer cells that happen to be dividing and multiplying (and other complex math) at the very moment that the scan is done. I think.

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