Dec 11, 2009 - 2:07 pm
I completed treatment about three months ago, and I have been under the impression that the big sign-off comes when I get my post-treatment PET scan.
I just saw my oncologist this week, and she said they don't expect to do the PET scan for at least a YEAR! She told me that getting a PET scan this soon would show nothing because I'm still "hot" from the radiation treatment.
I DID get a CAT Scan, which looked good. OTOH, the swelling from my lymph nodes, which was visible externally, went down within the first couple of weeks of treatment, so it isn't clear to me that a CAT scan would be able to tell much unless the treatment had failed altogether.
Anyway, I'm just curious when others got their follow-up PET scan. Was it months? A year? Were you concerned if it was delayed?