Normal time frame

ECson Member Posts: 26
What is the normal time frame for follow up PET. Our ONC says that Dad will have a PET at week four after two rounds of chemo. My worry is that his staging has led him to do a PET sooner than later to see if he is responding to the Cisplatin, Taxotere, 5FU treatment. Anyone else have a follow up PET that quickly after beginning treatment?


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  • paul61
    paul61 Member Posts: 1,391 Member
    I had a CT scan after chemo round 3

    I had six rounds of cisplatin, epirubicin, and 5 FU. After my third round my oncologist did a scan to evaluate the first three rounds. As Bill stated above, it is a good thing that your Dad's oncologist is checking on the progress of his initial treatments rather than waiting until the whole cycle of chemo is completed.

    Best Regards,

    Paul Adams
    McCormick, South Carolina

    DX 10/22/2009 T2N1M0 Stage IIB
    12/03/2009 Ivor Lewis
    2/8 through 6/14/2010 Adjuvant Chemo Cisplatin, Epirubicin, 5 FU
    Two year survivor

    Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we are here we might as well dance!