First Scan post treatment’s Advice

2MC Member Posts: 59
edited January 2021 in General discussion
Hi guy’s

next week I’m going for my first mammogram and ultrasound since surgery and treatments 
I was wondering is 5 months after finishing radiation a normal time frame for scans

i haven’t had a mammogram or scan since January 2020 when diagnosed and getting checked pre treatments 

also I noticed that my appointment with surgeon after scans is 2 weeks later
would they really make you wait 2 weeks to notify you if something was wrong.

scan day anxiety is setting in 


  • 2MC
    2MC Member Posts: 59
    @Blossom1961 Thank you
    I didn’t realise they did it 12months after diagnosis.
    does that mean I’ve made my 1st year survival if all is good?
    or will they scan again in 6 months 
  • Sister
    Sister Member Posts: 4,960
    Unless there's some concern, it's normally a 12 month cycle - thank goodness.
  • Afraser
    Afraser Member Posts: 4,388
    Think positive - my scan anxiety vanished after five years! Best wishes for yours! 
  • Blossom1961
    Blossom1961 Member Posts: 2,396
    @2MC Twelve monthly is normal for scans. I had three monthly visits to my onco for a physical until the two year from NED mark. It should have been six monthly for the Onco and six monthly for the surgeon but I liked my new Onco so much I forwent the surgeon and doubled up on the Onco. Worked for me. They seem to do it different in every state (and even within the state).
  • Locksley
    Locksley Member Posts: 938
    Sending you positive thoughts for your upcoming scans.