Just received hardcopy of Nov 2017 PET scan results:
[characterized by oncologist as “high volume metastatic”]
10 mCi F 18 sodium fluoride was injected intravenously. Whole-body PET-CT was performed 60 minutes after injection radiotracer.
Prior scan August 23, 2017
2 small foci uptake in the skull, stable. Stable uptake in the upper thoracic spine and the lumbar spine. Some of these are likely related to degenerative change. Small focal activity in right posterior iliac crest is also stable. No suspicious new bone uptake identified.
No significant cervical mass or adenopathy. No supraclavicular or axillary adenopathy. There is no suspicious pulmonary nodule.
Liver and spleen are unremarkable. No pancreas mass seen. Kidneys are unremarkable. No significant retroperitoneal or pelvic adenopathy identified. Lower extremity is unremarkable.
Stable bone uptake compared to prior scan.
Only standard-of-care medication during period from Summer 2016 chemo treatments to-date has been Lupron Depot shots every 90 days; the same standard-of-care medication I’ve been receiving since before, during, and after external radiation treatments in Winter 2011-2012. Since Lupron did not prevent metastasis it probably did not cause this remission by itself.
Self prescribed and administered adjuvant therapies:
- Ketogenic diet / lifestyle, esp. mostly carnivore the last 6-9 months; and
- exercise classes at Westford Council on Aging / Senior Center and neighborhood walking.
My conclusion is that my carnivore ketogenic diet has been a huge factor in this remission. I obviously have to continue it indefinitely; oh WOE is me