PET Scan

HI
What is the time you should wait from your last chemo treatment to your PET scan? Does anyone know this?

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  • CountryGal7557
    CountryGal7557 Member Posts: 164 Member
    My treatments were every 4th
    My treatments were every 4th week or once a month. My Onc scheduled mine on the 3rd week following my last treatment. Does this make sense? My scan was clear, no activity, but I still completed the treatment the next week for good measure.
    Janelle
  • JoanieP
    JoanieP Member Posts: 573
    PET
    I finished chemo 2009 in July. The Pet Scan was in Sept, Remission!!!! Hope you hear the same great word:)
  • nickydog
    nickydog Member Posts: 76
    JoanieP said:

    PET
    I finished chemo 2009 in July. The Pet Scan was in Sept, Remission!!!! Hope you hear the same great word:)

    PET Scan
    Treatments were scheduled every 15 days (ABVD), the last being on March 17/11. The PET scan was done on May 25/11. My friend who is a doctor, not a heamotolist told me that it was too soon and it should be a least 3 months after the last treatment. My oncology nurse told me back in March that I should not counting the weeks of my chemo being finished until two weeks after the last treatment. If this is correct, there has only been one day short of 8 weeks. I am waiting to hear the results of my scan-hopefully today!!
  • allmost60
    allmost60 Member Posts: 3,178
    nickydog said:

    PET Scan
    Treatments were scheduled every 15 days (ABVD), the last being on March 17/11. The PET scan was done on May 25/11. My friend who is a doctor, not a heamotolist told me that it was too soon and it should be a least 3 months after the last treatment. My oncology nurse told me back in March that I should not counting the weeks of my chemo being finished until two weeks after the last treatment. If this is correct, there has only been one day short of 8 weeks. I am waiting to hear the results of my scan-hopefully today!!

    No PET..just CT scan
    Hi,
    I have never had a PET scan yet....just CT-scans.I finished my 6th and final round of CVP-R chemo on Dec.14th,2010 and had my follow up CT-scan on January 18th,2011. Results showed STABLE, not remission. Had another CT-scan done on April 13th and results were the same. My Onc said if no new lumps appear and I have no new symptoms or problems, I wouldn't need another one until January 2012. He felt my Rituxan maint infusions would more than likely put me in remission. I guess that means I won't really know until next January if I'm in remission, but the way I look at it...no new tumors or problems between now and then, probably means the Rituxan is doing what it's suppose to do. Stable or remission is ok with me...either way, I'm still here and thats what matters. I'll be keeping positive thoughts for "GOOD" results on your scan results today. Let us know what you find out. Much love...Sue (FNHL-2-3A-6/10)
  • Tracie1981
    Tracie1981 Member Posts: 125
    allmost60 said:

    No PET..just CT scan
    Hi,
    I have never had a PET scan yet....just CT-scans.I finished my 6th and final round of CVP-R chemo on Dec.14th,2010 and had my follow up CT-scan on January 18th,2011. Results showed STABLE, not remission. Had another CT-scan done on April 13th and results were the same. My Onc said if no new lumps appear and I have no new symptoms or problems, I wouldn't need another one until January 2012. He felt my Rituxan maint infusions would more than likely put me in remission. I guess that means I won't really know until next January if I'm in remission, but the way I look at it...no new tumors or problems between now and then, probably means the Rituxan is doing what it's suppose to do. Stable or remission is ok with me...either way, I'm still here and thats what matters. I'll be keeping positive thoughts for "GOOD" results on your scan results today. Let us know what you find out. Much love...Sue (FNHL-2-3A-6/10)

    My First PET Scan after treatment...
    My last treatment was on July 21st and they did my PET Scan exactly 4 weeks later, then every 3 months since then. I hope you find the answer you are looking for! God Bless, Tracie
  • cookingirl
    cookingirl Member Posts: 183

    My First PET Scan after treatment...
    My last treatment was on July 21st and they did my PET Scan exactly 4 weeks later, then every 3 months since then. I hope you find the answer you are looking for! God Bless, Tracie

    PET scan
    Hi - I've had 3 PETs following chemo and each was 4 weeks after. Believe the theory is that chemo is still in your body for up to 6 months after your last chemo. They want to wait at least a month in order to give the drugs a chance to help your body a bit more than doing the scan right away.
  • nickydog
    nickydog Member Posts: 76

    PET scan
    Hi - I've had 3 PETs following chemo and each was 4 weeks after. Believe the theory is that chemo is still in your body for up to 6 months after your last chemo. They want to wait at least a month in order to give the drugs a chance to help your body a bit more than doing the scan right away.

    Chemo
    Hi
    If the chemo being in your body for 6 months after treatment(I have heard this too), is it still working for all that time? Any idea?
  • allmost60
    allmost60 Member Posts: 3,178
    nickydog said:

    Chemo
    Hi
    If the chemo being in your body for 6 months after treatment(I have heard this too), is it still working for all that time? Any idea?

    Yes...
    Hi,
    As I understand it..."yes' it does continue to work, at least thats what my Oncologist told me. I'm sure thats the reason we continue to feel tired and not quite ourselves for so long after we finish our last round. Take care...Sue (FNHL-2-3a-6/10)
  • nickydog
    nickydog Member Posts: 76
    allmost60 said:

    Yes...
    Hi,
    As I understand it..."yes' it does continue to work, at least thats what my Oncologist told me. I'm sure thats the reason we continue to feel tired and not quite ourselves for so long after we finish our last round. Take care...Sue (FNHL-2-3a-6/10)

    Thanks for responding. With
    Thanks for responding. With that answer then from your oncologist, the very small spots that showed up on the PET scan still have a chance of disappearing completelty.Keeping my fingers crossed.