Re: Pet Scan, soft tissue mass...
It is not possible to say from the PET image only if there is cancer or not. Bronchoscopy or other biopsy procedure will probably be necessary to obtain a part of tissue from that mass. Then, after microscopical investigation diagnosis will be made. At this point really nobody can say what it is. But I agree it's doctors duty to make himself clear. On the other hand, from experiance he maybe suspects something but he don't want to say anything before he is sure about it.
Last edited by janson; 08-11-2004 at 02:43 AM.