My wife was diagnosed in August of 2012 with NSCLC and had a CT/PET scan and brain MRI done initially. The MRI was clear as were lymph nodes and the rest of her body. The cancer was declared T4N0M0 and stage IIIA. A pneumonectomy for the tumor was performed and we crossed our fingers. Unfortunately in March, 2013 a scan showed that the cancer metastasized in her right hemithorax and 6 months of induction chemo followed.
So here we are 13 months from the initial diagnosis and the brain MRI and 7 months since metastasis. Although my wife has no symptoms seeming to indicate the need for another brain MRI, shouldn't we be getting one? Our onc says without symptoms, they are usually not prescribed. Does this make sense?