..... where your team of doctors do not have the same view on the same thing? What do you do usually?
I once told a Doc I wouldn't worry either if HE was having the problem, when he said he wouldn't worry about it.
I told the docs I would rather die from radiation than a cancer THEY MISSED 'cos they were not even looking !
1. don't take radiology advice from a surgeon
2. don't take surgical advice from and oncologist
3. don't take oncology advice from a radiologist
4 ......... you get the idea
betsydoglover wrote:I was monitored by both PET and CT every 2/3/4 months. When I had my lung recurrence I was monitored by PET only every 4 months. When ins cos started getting more nasty about PETs, we went to CTs only. CT scans are great, but without a simultaneous PET, I doubt my lung recurrence would have been detected. My 2 cents - it's not like CTs are without radiation risks.
These days you probably cannot get too many PETs (cost issues), but if your onc recommends one, I would sure go for it.
Atoq wrote:In the last months since diagnosis, so it is about 8 months, I have had two MR, one PET and I think something like 8 CT scan. I think the main risk is an allergic reaction to the contrast, of course there is also the radiation, but it is very low compared to the radiation therapy I got for 5 weeks every day. It is a trade off, personally I would take that one PET and perhaps MR later. The PET can give more insights if you have a suspicious spot. The MR cover the same area but takes more time.
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