Urinary Tract Cancer Follow-up
Depending on the stage of the cancer, routine follow-up visits as well as urine tests, or follow-up imaging tests will be recommended. Physicians are faced with challenges when determining if lesions have fully regressed after treatment. PET/CT is a good tool for evaluating if the treatment has been successful.
When other follow-up tests such as urine tests raise suspicion, imaging with PET/CT can help the physician determine if the cancer cells have returned and if treatment should be re-started. It is important that additional treatment begin immediately.
A PET/CT scan can be used to image tumor response to therapy and to detect recurrence in treated lesions.