Utwo wrote:I have a few small new nodules on the last CT scan.
According to their interpretation they are of inflammation nature.
They recommended a follow up scan in 4 month.
Is this typical in a similar case to get referred to a pulmonologist?
I have not received such referral so far.
jaybel wrote:HI susie0915 how often are you getting a full CT scan for the lung node? OR how many months apart are all your scans? I have a 2mm node that has been stable for a year. I had stage 1 T2, 0/27 nodes. 1 year colonoscopy was clean. So far its been 18 months since my surgery and I had CT before surgery, Ct 6 months, Ct at 1 year. I thought I would be able to go a year without a scan since my 2mm node hasn't changed and everything else is good. Stage one usually doesn't not have follow up with so many scans. Any one have a similar experience?
Susie, what kind of scans were your lung scans?susie0915 wrote:Once it was found on my one year ct scan, I had a repeat at 3 months of the chest. No change, then had another chest scan 6 months later.
Utwo wrote:Susie, what kind of scans were your lung scans?susie0915 wrote:Once it was found on my one year ct scan, I had a repeat at 3 months of the chest. No change, then had another chest scan 6 months later.
In my case they used low dose without contrast IV drugs scans for lungs.
What is a difference beween these two types of CT scans?
When do they use one or the othe type?
jaybel, the first principle of moderm medical ethics is "Patient's Autonomy".jaybel wrote:I am really confused on what to do. My doctor won't change the order to lung only and my GP thinks I don't need so many scans since I had stage 1 and my node had been stable for a year. I need a new oncologist to follow me. My 2mm node was on my lung when I was diagnosed so they found it on my first scan before my surgery. Six months later I had another scan and then again at the 1 year. So now its been 18 months and my oncologist ordered another full body scan. So far the node has been stable and there is nothing new. My CEA was normal to begin with and although its gone up over the last 18 months from .3-.9 its still within normal range. And I have had it checked at other labs and it went back to .5 so it depends on the lab. I think I should of had a lung scan at 6 months, full CT at 1 year and now at 18 months a lung CT and then a full one at the 2 year. I don't want to keep getting full scans every six months. My cancer was stage 1,T2, 0/27 nodes and the guidelines for followup is not a full scan every six months. Anyone have any a good oncologist in the Southern California? Thanks for any advice or help.
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