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I was diagnosed after surgery (originally I went into the surgery with a benign diagnoses from the biopsy taken at the colonoscopy --- obviously a mistake) stage III 2 lymph nodes involved.
Given the original misdiagnosis I'm looking for the most reliable diagnostic tests to get after my Chemo/radiation is completed to see what the "true" extend of the involvement is.
I have had the following:
ultra sound -
General blood work -
Now I'm woindering if after all the Chemo/radiation is done --- what tests should I have
I've heard about a PET scan but I don't think that this is standard in Canada _ I would probably have to pay $2,500.
CEA - available but doctor says usual "protocol" - before surgery?
I'm willing to go to the US and "pay" for every test if they are necessary/useful tools to try and keep a "Heads-up" on this.
Opinions and advice gratefully acceped