Hello, Angiepops. I am pretty certain I read in the Moving Forward folder I got from BCC, that there has not been any clinical proof that body scans after treatment, are of any benefit, and only cause additional and unnecessary anxiety to people.
I had three positive nodes, so after lumpectomy, full lymph node clearance, chemo and radio two year's ago, I just have annual mammos.
Hope that helps.
i got in touch with my BCN and she said i had 7 out of 11 positive, dont know where i got my numbers from. anyway, she said she doesnt know of any hospitals that do scans after anc so maybe its just wishful thinking for some people, it freaked me out a bit but it seems to be normal to just get mammograms.
I had 2 positive nodes and my friend ,diagnosed at the same time, had 14. We have 'only' had annual mammo's since, both of us treated at The Royal Marsden. We were diagnosed 11 years ago.
i keep hearing that after 4 affected lymph nodes you get another scan at 1 year check? i had 12 of 14 aaffected but i'm only getting a mammogram. anyone know anything? have you had scans after treatment? is it a postcode lottery thing?