Woman, 69 years old, colorectal cancer
I first met cancer in 1995, when I was discovered ovarian cancer. I underwent surgery and chemotherapy. For all these years I took proper care of my health and underwent the necessary check-ups. Since I had been through this hell once I hoped that the cancer would not come back, but it did – this time in a different form.
In autumn 2015, I felt excessive weakness and sever stomach-ache.
Man, 48 years old, lung cancer
Most probably I was a hard nut to crack for pulmonologists, as they could not discover what is wrong with me quite for long. Before I fell ill I had been inhaling various things. When working in construction I did not always use a face mask and I took regular smoke breaks. Yes, I did smoke a lot. I know it is not the best thing one could give to his lungs, but when you are healthy you do not usually think about many things...
Meet LILITA ROZNERE, Radiologist/Therapist at the "RSU Nuclear Medicine Clinic" and the Oncology Centre of Latvia.
Is it true that PET/CT is such a unique method – the most accurate for cancer diagnostics? I have read about the study carried out in the USA that 24 000 patients were diagnosed cancer by using classical methods – ultrasound, computed tomography, biopsy – and straight after they
“The images obtained during the examination showed something like two small fireflies glittering against the dark background,” Sintija tells.
After a tiresome cycle of chemotherapy she was looking forward for long-awaited news that the malignant tumour in her breast has disappeared. The reality was quite different. “I am glad that I listened to my husband and underwent PET/CT examination.