Nov 21, 2009 - 4:36 pm
How soon after you have a chemo treatment can you have a PET scan? My onc. always told me you need to wait about a week. Now he is sending me Wednesday... 15 minutes after I get my pump disconnected. It just don't seem right to have all that fresh chemo juice running thru your veins and then put all that radioactive crap in there on top of it and expect a correct and reliable scan. BUT.. I could be wrong. However, why did my onc always tell me in the past that I had to wait a week??? Couldn't ask him as he was busy but his nurse said that he told her it was ok.... when I asked why he had told me different in the past.... she just laughed and said "oh..he's just crazy sometimes" WHAT????? I told her thats ok.... I understand... and the next time I see him I will be a little crazy too... only it won't be so funny! He had previously scheduled me a PET scan last week and when I went in for it they refused to give it to me because it had only been 6 days since my last Neulasta shot and you have to wait 2 weeks on that to get an accurate scan. I was a little hot to say the least... not at them but at my onc.... this is the man I am trusting my life to and he don't even realize what treatment I am on????? WTF! It may have been an oversight but I pay him GOOD money not to have oversights ..... he is messing with MY life.... I am losing faith in him fast. Anyway.. now that I have vented on that.... can anyone answer my question about PET scan and chemo???