A second opinion at Dana Farber indicated that some of the "spots" on the PET Scan that were supposed to be mets were actually inflammation. His opinion was slightly different than the report the radiologist sent to the treating oncologist. He indicated that he felt there was limited involvement in the chest (lymph nodes and sternum) and the spread was only on the bone
not in the bone.
Does anyone know the percentage of "false" positive results or readings that are inaccurate? It's my understanding that this test is utilized to stage the disease and create the treatment plan. Is there anyway to increase the accuracy of the scan (i.e. warming blankets, avoiding strenuous exercise)? Has anyone else had this experience? It does really concern me since the mets only appear in areas where my husband has had previous injuries.
I am not questions that my husband has Stage IV lc only the accuracy with where the cancer has spread. Any help would be greatly appreciated.