Mar 06, 2009 - 6:48 pm
I am a new member. I have (I assume) stage 4 UPSC - originally it was 3a but first PET after surgery showed distant mets in lymph system in the neck, thoracic cavity, and abdomen. Dr. never told me stage 4 but I assumed based on what I've read. I guess I should ask him to be sure - but I guess it didn't seem important at the time because "it is what it is".
Anyway, I finished 6 rounds of chemo 2 weeks ago. CA 125 after round 5 was 9 - down from over 200 before surgery. I was scheduled for a PET scan this week to determine status but it was canceled b/c Insurance company rejected it. They are requiring a peer to peer consult. My Dr. is going to advocate for the scan.
What has been your experience with PET scans, CT scans, etc. following treatment? When are they typically done in order to determine next course of treatment?