Hi wonderful people
How often should we be scanned ? I have Lung mets on Letrazole and Ibrance, 1st scan in June following diagnosis showed great improvement, but not had one since and there isnt one booked
I did contact my Oncs secretary in October, have phoned her, he has been away for a month. Due to see him on December 10th, but she is saying it will need to be put back now :smileysad:
when I was first diagnosed with secondaries in bones and peritoneum the Onc told me that I would be scanned every six months. I was put on Letrozole and Zometa.
The next scan was after 6 months and then there was a break of 15 months which made me a bit anxious. When I asked him why he said that in my case the TMs are a very good indicator so scans not needed so often. When they started to rise last year he did a scan and things were progressing a bit. I have changed treatment a couple of times and am now on Capecitibane. I am now having scans about every three to four months…due one just after Christmas
Do they tell you your TM readings…that could perhaps be the reason why, I would ask your Onc when you see him next.
take care and all the best
I am so pleased this question has been asked. My scan in July showed my chest and right lung were now clear, had another scan a few weeks ago and results are the same which is fantastic. Now they don’t need to see me until after my next BC check up which is nearly a year away. I Should be happy that I am currently No Evidence of Disease, and I am, but lack of scan is scary.