I’ve been taking Ibrance since diagnosed in 2017. The cancer went into a hold/remission state. How do you know when it is again active?
Vicki Thompson Moderator
November 29, 2021
Your doctor should be doing regular scans on you to make sure it has not come back or is spreading usually every 3 months for the first few years, and then longer if they feel secure. If they have stopped because they believe you are in the clear and you have any reason at all to think you may be having a recurrence (You can read a lot about some of those reasons in this article from the Mayo Clinic here and it may not be a bad idea to print and bring that article in with you to the Drs, https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/recurrent-breast-cancer/symptoms-causes/syc-20377135 ) I would advise --in you nicest way possible, but don't leave the office until they give you one-- for a PET or Body scan. I know this because this was my story, if you still aren't sure you can read about what happens if you don't here. https://advancedbreastcancer.net/living/metastatic Vicki(www.advancedbreastcancer.net/moderation)