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tmcjay
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Joined: Jun 2012

Hello All

I am scheduled to see my Thorasic Surgeon this week and the only scan he has scheduled is a chest scan. What type of scans are typical to check for reoccurance, or hopefully NED? A chest scan doesn't really seem very thorough to me. I appreciate all and any input. It has been almost one year since my surgery.

mrsbotch
Posts: 377
Joined: Oct 2010

You really need a whole body Pet scan
That is the Only scan that will give you the best indication on where you stand with this .

Barbara

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BobHaze
Posts: 157
Joined: Sep 2011

For my 6 month post-op checkup my surgeon only prescribed abdominal and pelvic CT scans. I asked him if a PET scan would be useful and he said he only prescribs PET scans if a CT scan lights something up. On the other hand I was early Stage 1, so I don’t know if that entered into his decision or not.

FEC,
Bob
T1aN0M0
Dx 8/3/11
MIE 9/23/11

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