I just had a negative annual CT scan 6-1/2 years post-surgery for a 3 cm right upper lobe adenocarcinoma (slow-growing BCC type, EGFR mutation). I had a lobectomy, negative nodes, and no further treatment. My doctor says the risk of another tumor elsewhere in my lungs continues to add up at 3% per year, in other words, it's now at about 20% after 6+ years. They are watching a few small, so-far completely inactive spots in some of my other lobes. Standard of care is to keep having a CT every year for the rest of my life. Seems like a lot of CTs since my family history points to living into my 90s! And the type of cancer I had was very slow growing. Any thoughts?
Thu, 05/09/2019 - 12:14#1
Lung adenocarcinoma--how long to keep up with annual CT scans