So confused. What are the normal types of tests to expect the first year after a partial. So far, at 3 months I have had a nuclear renal blood flow scan and blood tests. At the next 3 month interval my surgeon wants me to do more blood tests and a chest xray. AT a year he wants a CT scan. After asking why, I was told because of all surgery and different things placed in me bcauxse of it it is best to wait a year. They get the best reading that way. I may not be explaining this right. I always thought the first 6 months they want to do a CT scan. It made lots of sense when it was explained, but then I got to wondering. I guess I need to stop this second guessing my surgeon, but once you are diagnosed with cancer, you always worry.