My mom (Stage 4 cancer in lymph nodes and hip/spine) has had 3 treatments carbo/alimta. Only a brain scan since treatment started and that was stable.
The doc is rescanning next week before fourth treatment. Is that normal? Would they typically scan just lung or from "neck to knees" to check for all spots? What test? A CT?
Also, it is typical to be seen by a pulminologist? As far as we know one has never be consulted by the medical onco.