I WAS DIAGNOSED LEFT ADRENAL CORTEX CARCINOMA WITH THROMBUS REACHING TO IVC. ADRENALECTOMY AND IVC RESECTION WAS DONE IN JUNE 2014,SINCE THEN I AM PET SCANNING MYSELF 6 MONTHLY,TILL DATE IT IS CLEAR,HOW LONG I WILL HAVE TO REPEAT IT,AND WHAT ARE THE CHANCES OF REOCCURRENCE ?
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You will need to share more of your histopath report. If there was need for IVC removal, there is a good chance that it was an advanced tumor, so you need to follow up for atlwasr 5 years after surgery. PET scanning at every 6 months is not required though. You can also get a contrast CT of chest and abdomen
Hi, Even after apparently complete surgical resection, however, local or distant relapse occurs in nearly 80% of cases. Documented cases exist of AC recurrence more than 10 years after presumed curative surgery. Recurrent or relapsing AC is usually a bad situation. Although symptoms of hormonal excess can often be medically managed in this setting, cure is virtually unknown. Consult Oncosurgeon....
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