I traveled recently with my dad to Pittsburgh. It was finally time for the cat scan to determine the stage of his cancer and find out whether the disease had spread. Following the cat scan, we proceeded to the clinic where we would finally know exactly what we were dealing with…or so we thought.
The surgeon explained that a questionable spot showed up on the scan. The finding was undetermined until the radiologist could take a better look. If the spot was not classified as cancer, it was detected early as a stage one. If the spot was cancer, he would jump to a stage four. Now, if you are familiar with cancer language you’ll realize that a jump from stage one to stage four is HUGE. It would mean a more advanced cancer with more complicated treatment.