Mar 04, 2013 - 3:56 pm
I had my CT scan today and I'm happy to report I'm still NED! The oncologist was very encouraged and what a relief! I had scanxiety bad this time. I took Ativan the last two nights so I could sleep. While there I asked him some other questions:
Generally he does NOT recommend because:
1. It was not tested on cancer patients or patients with immune system issues (HIV, immuno-suppressed, etc.)
FAST TEST RESULTS:
I asked how I get results so quickly there where others here on the site have to wait, etc. He stated that they have labs and personnel there on the campus and it's all digital. They don't have to send anything off for results, etc. He said it's very helpful to the physicians and patients so they can test and consult in the same visit and not have patients who live far away to make additonal visits. Also, it helps them to respond/react quicker to patient conditions. Where I go is part of a medical school and is a teaching hospital - which means I often have to tolerate students and interns visiting me (especially during treatment in the hospital) but it's generally not been a problem.
I am very grateful for all of you on this site and for those weathering gloomy clouds right now, I truly hope the sun comes out soon :).