Jun 02, 2013 - 10:43 am
Is a CT Scan neccessary every single year? A cancerous tumor was removed from my kidney in a partial nephractomy. My doctor says I need a CT Scan every year to see if it has returned. I have had a CT scan now every year for 7 years with no sign of recurrence of the cancer. I'm getting concerned that the radiation from the CT may create cancer where I would not have had it. After 7 years cancer free, Is there any other type of screening? Or can I have it done every few years, or is it really necessary every year? Anything to prevent kidney cancer?