No Evidence Of Disease!
My PET & Bone scans came back showing no metastatic disease!
I had an MRI of the Cervical and Thoracic spine. Both came back showing no disease, however one of the reports states " spinal stenosis and central disk protrusion @ C4-C5 and left paracentral disk protrusion @ C5-C6 and C6-C7".
At this time I need to speak with my Onc. about what is next. I am considering a few things for the pain in my neck and headaches.
Acupuncture and physical therapy are most likely where I will begin. My Onc. said I can go to a chiropractor and massage therapy, however they will want to see the MRI results before working on me. I am not allowed to have any "cracking" of my neck. T1-3 area was radiated a few years ago from the cancer spreading to this area.
My tumor markers are elevated, although nothing is appearing on the tests. This will be something we will keep an eye on. My nurse mentioned coming back in 3 months for labs to see where the numbers are at.
So, overall, very good test results! We are trying to figure out what the best "complimentary" treatments will now be to help with the pain. If you all have any suggestions for the neck and headaches, I would be happy to hear them. Thanks!