People with MBC periodically undergo imaging such as CT scans, MRI, and PET scans to look for response to treatment and disease progression. Scan anxiety, which is also known as “scanxiety”, is the feeling of worry and anxiety experienced by many people with MBC before a scan, as well as after a scan waiting for results to become available.
Read below to learn about strategies used by people living with MBC to cope with this type of anxiety, as well as a clinical trial that is comparing blood tests versus scans for monitoring, to see if blood tests alone can safely improve quality of life and ease scanxiety.
- Cure Today: My Month Of Scanxiety
- Breastcancer.org: Scanxiety and Metastatic Breast Cancer Blogs
- OncLive: Tumor Marker Trial Aims to Ease “Scanxiety” in Breast Cancer
- Metastatic Trial Search: See Metastatic Breast Cancer Trials for Tumor Blood Markers