- August 28, 2010 at 9:26 pm
I get blood tests and a chest xray every 6 months. I don't know where my primary was, but it metastasized to the lymph nodes in my neck so the lungs are a logical place to check. I think there are some levels measured by blood tests that might indicate further tests are needed and blood tests aren't very expensive. Some people get CT/PET scans frequently, but they are VERY expensive.
How is your oncologist? Is he/she a melanoma specialist? Have you tried arguing with your insurance company. The pre-existing condition doesn't sound right and you might just need to appeal their decision.