Maelleous wrote:During my whole history of cancer I've never had a PET scan. [ . . ] they said it used when they have something they see that is questionable on a high resolution CT scan and want to determine what it is.
Same here, and note that over here insurance companies don't have any say; decisions are entirely up to the doctors/hospital. There are no co-pay considerations either, as anything above the first US$ 300 per year, is covered.
I'm sure my docs will use the in-house PET facilities if they consider it worthwhile. Same as anything else they've thrown in so far (see sig below),
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Dec 2012 - CC 2 unresect liver mets, CEA 41.8 (MM 65yrs)
Jan 2013 - colectomy @ spleen 2/26 nodes IVa T3N1bM1a
Feb-Jul - 1x Xelox-7x Xelox/Avastin, shrinkage from #3
Aug - 2x PV embolization (both failed)
Sep 2013 - R liver resect, 25d hosp (liver failure/delirium, lung emboli, encephalopathy), no living cancer (pCR)
2014/15 - recovery, scopy: 2 polyps
2016 - new town/life
2018, scopy: 2 polyps
2018/20 low (1.0-1.4) CEAs/clean CTs: 4x2014, 6x2015-17, 3x2018-20
next June 2021!