22-11-2018 03:28 PM
when I was first diagnosed with secondaries in bones and peritoneum the Onc told me that I would be scanned every six months. I was put on Letrozole and Zometa.
The next scan was after 6 months and then there was a break of 15 months which made me a bit anxious. When I asked him why he said that in my case the TMs are a very good indicator so scans not needed so often. When they started to rise last year he did a scan and things were progressing a bit. I have changed treatment a couple of times and am now on Capecitibane. I am now having scans about every three to four months...due one just after Christmas
Do they tell you your TM readings.....that could perhaps be the reason why, I would ask your Onc when you see him next.
take care and all the best
22-11-2018 12:36 PM
Hi wonderful people
How often should we be scanned ? I have Lung mets on Letrazole and Ibrance, 1st scan in June following diagnosis showed great improvement, but not had one since and there isnt one booked
I did contact my Oncs secretary in October, have phoned her, he has been away for a month. Due to see him on December 10th, but she is saying it will need to be put back now