What's the standard procedure for after a lobectomy???? I had carboplatin taxetere and Evastin for six treatments prior to surgery. Had my surgery and all went well. Have been getting a CT scan w/o contrast every three months since the surgery. It will be a year in January. Scans all clear. What next? How long will I continue to have scans every three months? Will I never have any more contrast? What's the reason for that? I thought the contrast helped them define or see things better? When will that change? When will the Dr order another PET scan??? Feeling good at this writing but nervous we might miss something if more in depth testing isn't done. The discomfort/ pain from the thoracotomy is still prevalent but bearable. So I just need to better understand after treatment. Thank you.
Sun, 11/17/2013 - 21:53#1
Post thoracotomy surgery - 1260579