Mar 09, 2010 - 4:04 pm
What is the protocal for follow-up appointments after the completion of surgery, chemo and radiation? I was diagnosed in July 2009 and I finished everything in October 2009. I had a pet scan in August 2009 after surgery, but before chemo and radiation. I had another pet scan in December 2009. Everything looks good at this point.
I just went to the doctor for a 3 month follow-up. He took some blood for lab work. What tests are your doctors recommending during the first year after diagnosis? From what I understand - some people are getting cat scans every 3 months. My son did this with testicular cancer in 2002 and I have a friend with ovarian cancer this year who gets a cat scan every 3 months. Is the anal cancer follow-up different? I live in Houston and have a lot of confidence in my doctors.