“This morning I have a PET scan,” she shared. “A PET scan can show how well certain parts of your body are working, rather than simply showing what they look like. PET scans are particularly helpful for investigating confirmed cases of cancer to determine how far the cancer has spread.”
Once she is done with that process, she’ll then see a hematology (a.k.a. blood) specialist.
“Once you have a better understanding of the disease, the next step is talking about your treatment,” the 41-year-old explained. “Your doctor will determine your treatment plan based on the other factors of your disease, your age, and your ability to tolerate treatment.”