CSN Login
Members Online: 5

You are here

1st onc. appointment since Nove.

abmb's picture
abmb
Posts: 311
Joined: Sep 2009

My husband sees his oncologist for the first time since November after he received his last chemo treatment. Not sure what testing will be done, I hope a CEA blood work, but if his onc doesn't schedule a CT scan, would it be wrong to ask for one? Just getting very nervous now. Any help with questions or suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you and God Bless.
Margaret

TxKayaker's picture
TxKayaker
Posts: 177
Joined: Jun 2009

Absolutely ask for the scan I'm surprised he didn't do a scan right after chemo.

abmb's picture
abmb
Posts: 311
Joined: Sep 2009

Thank you for the reply, sorry I forgot to mention he did have a scan in December, but that was 4 mos. ago and I am a worrier. Again, thank you for the quick response. God Bless and take care. margaret

Sundanceh's picture
Sundanceh
Posts: 4408
Joined: Jun 2009

Hi Margaret :)

This sounds like a reasonable request to me. It's been 5 months, so it would be a good idea to get a "snapshot" of where you are at now.

Perhaps your onc has him penciled in for a 6-month scan - but if he does not bring it up in your consultation, you can absolutely ask him about it and/or request one...it's very logical to want to see what's going on now.

Blood work should be done as well. Not much to talk about if we don't have some bloodwork and a scan, is there?

Blowing away your "anxieties" and scattering them across the winds...

I do hope all is well and continues to be so - and I anxiously await myself to hear back on what you find out.

Good to see you!
-Craig

abmb's picture
abmb
Posts: 311
Joined: Sep 2009

Thanks, Craig for the reply. It is always good to hear from you. He did have a scan done in December, forgot to mention it, so I still would like another one, we go on a cruise in May and I would just feel better knowing he is still NED. I do pray for you everynight and again thank you for the support.

A year ago today he was diagnosed and tonight we spent 3.5 hours in the ER because of an infection. always something! I told him, he keeps me hopping!!!

Again, thanks. Margaret

HollyID's picture
HollyID
Posts: 951
Joined: Dec 2009

I hope they do a CEA, and it's never wrong asking, "Hey, what about a CT to see what's on there?" Believe it not, they can't remember everything, and sometimes it just slips their minds. I asked my onc the other day what my platelet level would have to be to skip a dose of FOLFOX. He couldn't remember. He told me to ask my nurse. I have every confidence in him to know what's good for me, but sometimes, they just can't remember everything. They're human, too. :o)

abmb's picture
abmb
Posts: 311
Joined: Sep 2009

My husband does have a great oncologist. He will spend about 1.5 hours with us on Tuesday and before that I am sure he will have his bloodwork. His onc. really spends a lot of time with all the patients. I just wanted to make sure that it would be a reasonable request for the scan. I think we all know it is the NURSES who know the patients, they spend more time with the patients. (bi-weekly) whereas the doc sees them maybe once a month. Take care and God Bless. margaret

geotina's picture
geotina
Posts: 2117
Joined: Oct 2009

George had a CT scan when he completed his 6 months of the whole Folfox thing. Our onc tends not to overscan but does do them every 6 months. Some doc's do them every 3 months. Requesting a scan at this time for you seems very reasonable to me.

Have fun on the cruise.

Tina

abmb's picture
abmb
Posts: 311
Joined: Sep 2009

thank you for your reply. I appreciate all the support one gets from this board. God Bless you and take care. Margaret

P.s. I will have a fun, I think sometimes when we are on our cruises is the only place to truly relax. Thank you.

Subscribe to Comments for "1st onc. appointment since Nove."