Because I'm jumping up and down and saying, "YEA!"
He's been cancer free ever since, but this past summer his PET scan lit up. That can be an indication that the cancer has returned. He ended up having a needle biopsy that was negative, but they said the needle doesn't get much and could have missed it. So, he had a surgical biopsy and that also came back negative. Still, it could have meant they didn't get enough. Then he had a spinal tap that was also negative. So, we were down to waiting until the next PET scan to see if the spot got larger. It didn't. If it was the Lymphoma returning it would have gotten larger. There's just a small spot now.
Other things can cause the scan to light up, but once there's been cancer it's a big worry. Needless to say, we're very relieved. He had been told that reaching three years cancer free would be very good. I guess kind of a landmark. On December 21st it will be three years.
After a stress filled summer we're saying YEA!
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