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Your oncology visit DOES sound stressful. Maybe you should call ahead of time and let them know you want the bloodwork and CT scheduled? How often is Charlie having CTs? I think mine were every 3 months the first year, and then six-months...or maybe it was every three for the first 18...can't remember for sure. I was prepared to go to one year intervals when I saw the doctor last month, but both he and Don (husband) disagreed. While my tests show no changes, he feels that, with my history (this is the second cancer), the CTs should continue for some time.
The one thing my oncologist doesn't do that my old one did is feel around the abdominal area and lympth nodes. I didn't have any spread into my nodes, but this is something my old oncologist did faithfully. Dr. Laheru depends on the CT and bloodwork. I wondered if I should ask him why he doesn't do that.
Wishing you all a good new year!
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