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My husband had colon cancer, had a colon resection and chemo. He has had 2 pet scans since. Churining?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
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In brief: A PET scan is

The most expensive imaging test.
Using it to routine follow up can be justified if it alters care. Usually there is a defined course (# of cycles) and re-staging is done regularly with ct scans. Many insurers engage "pre-approval" screening to prevent over use. There are second and third line treatments for recurrent colon cancer, but ct scans do a good job of picking this up.

In brief: A PET scan is

The most expensive imaging test.
Using it to routine follow up can be justified if it alters care. Usually there is a defined course (# of cycles) and re-staging is done regularly with ct scans. Many insurers engage "pre-approval" screening to prevent over use. There are second and third line treatments for recurrent colon cancer, but ct scans do a good job of picking this up.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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In brief: You mean string ?

Information is i incomplete, if someone has colon cancer resection was done , if did not have lymph node metastasis, two pet scans were negative for metastasis ( pet scan what interval 1 yr each ), if these are facts then cure is assured, need follow up colonoscopy only.

In brief: You mean string ?

Information is i incomplete, if someone has colon cancer resection was done , if did not have lymph node metastasis, two pet scans were negative for metastasis ( pet scan what interval 1 yr each ), if these are facts then cure is assured, need follow up colonoscopy only.
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