May 07, 2013 - 3:00 pm
After Kreg spoke with his Oncologist at U of M he too(along with ENT), stated that he is only recommending Chest Xray once a yr. No CT or PETs in his future. Their reasoning of this seems a bit disturbing to me, but Kreg is fine with it. Simply said, they do not want to put anymore radiation(in CT's and PET's) into him then necessary as they claim it has been known to cause cancer/recurrence. I can't believe he can't even get one once a yr. Kreg feels if he wants, he will have his MD order one once a yr for him if needed.....but, wondering about insurance coverage??
I'm lost over this. He has only had the PET before and after Tx and that's it other than his 6-8 wk check ups with his ENT and ONC with scope exams. I know CivilMatt said he's not to expect anything after 9 months out and others have claimed their having a hard time getting them. Is this something NEW? I'm interested in what the more recent newbies like us are being told after tx.