Apr 12, 2014 - 2:21 pm
I mentioned a few weeks ago that my first post op scan showed a lesion in my remaining kidney. The oncologist clinic did not have my original pre surgery scan. So when I met with the Onc he suggested we up the frequency of the scans based on the apprearance of the lesion (8mm). Scans were scheduled for May based on this. A couple of weeks later I went to the Urologist for my quarertly blood work ups and he compared my original scan to my latest. He showed me that the lesion had been in both scans and had not grown. His educated guess was that it was a small cyst and presented no threat but warranted watching. The Urologist felt it did not require upping the frequency of scans. He recommended 6 months for my next scan. I said that was fine and would that be communicated to the Onc? He said yes.
A couple weeks went by and I called my Onc clinic to see if I should reschedule my scan. They returned my call and said the Onc wanted me to continue with the 3 month scan in May. I am ok with that, but what I dont know is whether the Onc and the urologist actually ever discussed things or if they just left things as is. I got to admit I am not keen about using the contrast anymore than is absolutely necessary. This last time it seemed like it took it awhile to flush out of the system. What bothers me is I dont have the feeling that any one doctor is keeping the big picture in mind. I dont know if they communicated through their staffs or one on one? I dont mind asking the questions, but getting through the nurse in the case of onc is tough. My urologist is more responsive, but very busy. What say the fine follks of the forum....1. just go with the flow and have the scan in May, or 2. push to find out if the Urologist reocmmendation was communicated to the Oncologist?