• How often should you get an MRI after being in remission?

    Asked by MarktheMan on Monday, March 18, 2013

    How often should you get an MRI after being in remission?

    Just wondering how often they will check me after I beat this thing down.

    6 Answers from the Community

    6 answers
    • CAS1's Avatar

      Depends on what your Onc. says but better safe so have as many as they say.

      over 7 years ago
    • SueRae1's Avatar

      I'm with Cas1 - your oncologist will decide. Unlike CT scans you are not subjected to x-rays when having an MRI, so they are safer. In 1995 I was treated for stage 1 kidney cancer, I was scanned every 3 months for the first 18 months, then every 6 months for the next 3 years and then went to once a year.

      over 7 years ago
    • misfed89's Avatar

      I will be finishing up 2 years of monthly Temodar this month and my oncologist recommends an MRI every 3 months.

      over 7 years ago
    • carm's Avatar

      The general rule of thumb for brain tumors is every 3 months unless you become symptomatic and need an MRI earlier. Best of luck to you, Carm RN.

      over 7 years ago
    • MarktheMan's Avatar

      Thank you all, I don't know which worries me more, having the scans that often or not having them and wondering. I am leaning toward having all they will give me.

      over 7 years ago
    • FuzzyGirl's Avatar

      I go every 2 months because I want to attack this brain cancer the second it shows. Insurance has never disputed any of my treatments (I've had Keystone thru Blue Cross and Medicare). There is no radiation, but you need good kidney function to process the "dye".

      over 7 years ago

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