Ok, so I cheated a little...had my CT scan yesterday (routine, every 3 months, to see how chemo is working). My appt with the onc is next Monday, and he often calls me earlier than the appt to give me results. Today I was there for chemo, and the wonderful nurse printed the scan results for me. There are a couple of phrases in there that are new for me. Has anyone heard of:
pelvicaliectasis or ureterectasis?
I think I've figured out via Internet search that the "****ectasis" is a dilation in the area of my ureter, and the renal 'pelvic' area. It can be caused by a blockage "down the line". I have a blocked ureter. So this makes sense to me.
The Fistulous Medication is mentioned in reference to a 'low attenuation lesion...in close association with the sigmoid colon, bladder, and left ureter...." I think this refers to a method of delivering medication directly to the area in question. Just what medication might be delivered, I'm not sure.
Anyway, this is WHY they like for the oncs to give you the results directly....so you don't make your own conclusions and assumptions!
Besides all this, a new lesion in my liver, 1.3 cm. All else appears stable. Doesn't seem like a good time to take a chemo break! Not with a new liver lesion....
Further clarification of the results after I talk with the doc....
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