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Old 01-21-2010, 09:33 PM   #2
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Re: How was your cancer diagnosed?

The PET scan is done to see if the cancer has spread or if their are other cancers going on so they can determine what the next step in treatment might be. The Doctor probably didn't want to needless worry your Mom until he knew what he was dealing with. With just the one spot surgery may be the best option but if it had been found to spread they may use a different approach.