radnyc wrote:Bitchslapped, the reason I'm concerned with more testing is that there's evidence out there that CT scan exposure increases the chances of even harder to treat cancers years later. I've be had over 20 Ct/PET scans that's a LOT of exposure. If I were say 70 years old I wouldn't care as I would probably die before anything would happen. I'm 55, so I'm concerned.
If there were other non radiation options I would do them in an instant.
radnyc wrote:Clear CT scan. I asked doc if we could stop the yearly tests, he left it up to me. He likes to go for 10 years with his patients. I told him I'd think about it. Been on here since 2010, a lot of people have passed on, but, it seems more of us are staying around longer. A good sign. Health and peace to all, those still in the battle DON'T GIVE UP!
NedPlease wrote:Wonderful news!!
I too am wrestling with no further CT surveillance and when I see my onc next summer, perhaps I'll have an answer to how I feel about no more scans per her recommendation. Protocol (if there really is such a thing for Stage 4) is no more scans for me but as evidenced on this forum, docs have different opinions. A no radiation MRI would be welcome but more CT radiation does concern me- even at age 61.
I am grateful to have this "problem" to sort out.
I wish we all did.
Congrats to you and continued health,
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