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Need advice on chemo treatment.

just underwent a pet/ct scan this am. They injected me with a type of sugar. Should I drink lots of water or do I even need to be concerned? I just finished my 5th chemo treatment 4/2/12 and dr. do it to moniter the progress of the chemo on my breast cancer.
Tue, 7 Apr 2015
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Hi,
PET-CT is a type of scan in which two type of injections are given.
One is a intravenous contrast material which will be given during routine CT scans and another is a radioactive material which is attached with a sugar molecule (usually 18F-FDG ).
The amount of 18F-FDG given is very small. It is not going to harm you in any way.
Drinking lots of water (1.5 - 2 Liter ) helps you to excrete all the intravenous contrast in a short span of time. So it is routinely recommended to have lots of water after CT scan.
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