Hi Bette - I was stage 1A; however, I never did have an oncologist - just a surgeon. I was followed by CXR every 3 months for the first 2 years with a CT scan yearly. I have just moved to 6 month visits (CXR one visit and CT scan prior to the next visit).
I think my surgeon said that because of the type of lung cancer I had they didn't need to scan anymore than once per year so ... I guess my answer isn't much help at all!
Just wanted to let you know I will be waiting to hear the news of your most recent scan and praying all is well. Take care,
46 years old at diagnosis
Lucky mom of a 16 year old boy and 15 year old girl
Mar-May 2006-3 CXR's performed; eagle eyed radiologist caught something not quite right-F/U done
May 24, 2006-CT scan-suspicious for lung cancer
June 1, 2006-Went to Vancouver for private PET scan-SUV 1.4; ? bronchioalveolar carcinoma or carcinoid
June 5, 2006-Met with surgeon-thinks 1A-surgery soon
June 20, 2006-Left lower lobectomy via VATS
July 5, 2006-Pathology back-stage 1A, pure non-mucinous bronchioalveolar carcinoma, 1.8 cm, well differentiated
Oct 13, 2006-CXR, good
Jan 16, 2007-CXR, good
April 17, 2007-CXR, good
May 4, 2007-CT scan-good
Sept 18, 2007-CXR, good
Dec 18, 2007-CXR, good
March 18, 2008-CXR, good
May 30, 2008-CT scan-good
Oct 21, 2008-CXR, good-graduated to 6 month visits!
June 5th, 2009-CT scan-good!!!
December 3rd, 2009-CXR-good
May 27, 2010-CT scan-good-moved to once/year CT scan & visit!
4 1/2 years from surgery-so happy to be here!!!