Dec 19, 2012 - 7:34 am
I am not sure how many people are from Ontario. It may be that it is only Maggie and I. Anyways, my husband, Steve, is having a hard time getting a scan. He has had a recurrence of liver mets. He is on session 6 of Folfiri with Avastin. Scheduled to meet the liver surgeon on Jan 8. His onc at the Ottawa Cancer Clinic said she wanted to do a scan Dec 3 or 4. (first once since starting this round of chemo). No phone call came. Dec 3, we call the hospital. They explain that Steve is on a low priority list and, therefore, the ct scan will likely be scheduled for 2 months time. At the next app with the onc. (Dec.11) she explained that that was a mistake and that she had corrected the info in the computer system. She said that if they had not called by Monday with an app. to please call her office. We ended up having to call her office. Still no scan app. We are concerned that there will be no scan to show the liver surgeon. Have any other Ontario residents been having similar problems? I find the province to be stingy with scans. Will not do pet only ct.
Maggie - Do you get pet scans in your area? I realize you are not yet due for another scan, but have you heard of others having difficulties getting tests? We did not have this problem last year when Steve was on chemo. He had Hipec in Quebec. They are very quick to do scans. They prefer pet to ct. In fact Steve has an app. For a Montreal scan coming up in early Jan. (they like to monitor his progress). It seems wrong to me that he has an easier time getting an out of province test. We are getting frustrated. Anxious to know if the chemo is being effective.