Oct 08, 2012 - 4:42 pm
I realize there are six-month checks and such, but is there any type of checks done fairly soon after a person finishes chemo and radiation?
Does my radiation oncologist do nothing more than probably send a report to my oncolgist? I don't see the RT group doing anything more than they did, as they did weekly x-rays throughout the process of radiation therapy. Would I only return there if I am referred there by my oncologist because of another problem? If I recall, RT can't be done to the same area, and so it would have to be for something else somewhere else, I am guessing.
I do have a CT scan the end of next month, but that is because of a very small spots seen in March (and again in August) that don't appear to be cancerous; but the oncologist wants a third scan to be sure. The spots are not in the organs AND they are too small to be picked up with any further testing, such as a PET scan. I am thinking that this CT scan is not necessarily a post-chemo/post-radiation check.