Stage 4 Patient
I was diagnosed with Stage II IDC. I had a PET/CT to complete staging and determine if the cancer had spread, even though the docs didn't think it had. But, as fortune would have it, cancer cells had spread to the lower spine. If the cancer is not invasive it is likely the test--which is an expensive one--is not needed. It is likely that the insurance company would not pay for the scan based on the protocols for its use.