You Miss 100% of the Shots You Don’t Take

From the Cushing’s Awareness Challenge:

a tale of two tumors

The Gallium-68 scan I had last week was read as clean.  This is good news and bad news.  The good news is that I am not full of tumors.  The bad news is that the scan didn’t locate a single tumor in my thymus or anywhere else either.  I know I have said this before, but it is worth saying it again:  I am not Jonesing for a tumor.  Like any normal person, I would definitely prefer NOT having a tumor.  However, I am not a normal healthy person, right now.  I am sick.  And what I don’t want is to be sick with a tumor, with symptoms and evidence that are very suspicious for a tumor, and not be able to find it and get it removed.  Neuroendocrine tumors tend to be very tiny and can be very hard to find.  It is not uncommon for patients to be…

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