Posted By: ConnieT last treatment and a question - 06-24-2020 12:58 AM
tomorrow is his last 8 hour drive for proton therapy.

i asked when they do a scan to see how it worked. he said 3 months. is that normal? I don't think many on here have a lot of experience with proton therapy but taking a chance.

yeah, he's still drinking. Almost empty case of beer in the garage fridge he thinks I never look in.
Posted By: PaulB Re: last treatment and a question - 06-24-2020 09:16 PM

Wow, his treatment time went fast, at least for me! The post treatment scans are the same as for IMRT radiation, usually after 3 months. If there is any suspicion they may do it sooner, which I believe is after 6 weeks that a certain percent that it would be accurate, so the longer one waits it would be more accurate. Of course, if suspicious, the sooner the better, but most post treatment scans are negative. Even though I had a number of recurrences (7) all my first post treatment scans were negative.

Good luck with everything!
Posted By: ConnieT Re: last treatment and a question - 06-25-2020 04:49 PM
yes Paul. 5 treatments. Monday, Wednesday, Friday last week and Monday, Wednesday this week.

thank you for the information!
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