“Right proximal humeral diaphyseal spiculated sclerotic focus 1.2 cm with intense FDG avidity.”
… in layman’s terms, a tumor inside my upper right arm bone that screamed cancer.
And if that wasn’t enough, a dozen other “hot spots” showed up in my abdomen, pelvis, spine, and ribs. Awesome sauce.
But this was still not enough information for a diagnosis. The only way to know what kind of cancer was to do a biopsy.
*** An important message for anyone scheduled for such a biopsy: Don’t freak out. The procedure is not nearly as painful as it sounds and what pain there is lasts no more than a heartbeat or two.