Aug 25, 2012 - 11:08 pm
I have a question. I am one year post trearment and I am seen at the hospital about every 10 weeks. I was looking forward to my scan this September, but at my last appointment, the doctors told me that the hospital is not going to do scans anymore unless there are symptoms. I am confused. I trust my doctors. On the one hand, I do not want to be exposed to anymore radiation. However, there would be some level of comfort having a scan show no cancer. They suggested if I could not deal with the uncertainty, I should see their psychiatirst. I found that so cold, and simplistic.
Has anyone else been told that there is a new protocol based on studies that show that potential harm is greater than the benefits? I am wondering what is happening with other patients.
I wish that I had found this site when I was in treatment.