Aug 26, 2011 - 8:01 am
I had my first ct scan follow up of my lobectomy 3 months ago. Looks good. My surgeon is concerned about the ct scans every 3 months that my oncologist has ordered. He would like to just have a chest x-ray and a ct scan no more than twice a year, possibly once a year. (unless something shows up on the x-ray, heaven forbid) He is a lung cancer surgeon and has produced a good argument. He not only takes the written results into consideration but actually downloads the x-ray and compares to past x-rays. Whereas the oncologist just uses the written report of the ct to make a determination. Also, my surgeon feels that the amount of radiation in a ct every 3 months, far exceeds its benefits, at this point. Not sure why my oncologist would order something that could potentially increase my risk. Unless, it is just an easier way to detect reoccurance but not necessarily the best for me. Anyone have thoughts on this? I would love some feedback on what others have experienced. Thanks and stay strong!