Aug 28, 2013 - 12:35 am
My Rad Onc today took pity on me with all I'm going through and finally agreed to a Pet scan, with Thryogen stimulation to look for any metabolic activity pertaining to my thyroid cancer, and look closer at my kidney tumor. I started to cry with relief when she mentioned it. It's been a struggle to get them to do the standard testing, and now having 2 primaries, she thinks it's wise to know what we're dealing with.
Thyrogen must be injected 2 days in a row prior to the PET. It is incredibly painful with the shots going into the hip joints, not to mention expensive. Each injection is $3000, and I need 2. The order has been sent, but it's roughly a 2-3 month wait until the scan.
Can anyone share their experience on having one? Do the Nuc Med doctors show you the images?