Hi, I had a follow up after my treatment ended and I was examined, I hate being examined I feel like a piece of meat and the nurse insists of staying with me whilst I take off my underwear and whilst I put it back on! I've got a doctor's appointment this Friday and I am refusing an examination....point blank I'm sick of them.
After this was done I was told I would have follow up scans which I had one a month later and I am still waiting for the 2nd one 2 months down the line...pissed off is not the word!
I don't know what grade you are or what stage your at following treatment but I know it is easier for them to get an idea of what's going on from examining as they need to see if they can see into your cervic and beyond I beleive. Scans help identify of the cancer has spread etc and they take time and are very costly.
It may be that your doctor wants to examine you then if she/he feels that anything has changed then they will order a scan. My cancer is advanced you see xx