I am having my one year mark appointment with my oncologist on Friday.
A few months ago, he told me he was going to order a PET scan.
I received an approval from my insurance to have a CT scan of my chest, abdomen and pelvis.
PET and CT scans are not the same, right?
I am going to call my doctor on Tuesday to request a PET scan, since he also told me when I finished chemo he would order one. Apparently, this is the procedure my insurance will follow, and my doctor also said we still have to fight it for approval.
Which of the two scans is the more effective to check for active cancer cells?
So far, what I have read is that PET scan is more effective on detecting cancer cell at an early stage.
Any advice, please!