Sorry that this reply is late-I just recently joined. My experience was that the CT was not able to pick up tumors until things got pretty advanced. I was given an "all-clear" based on a CT last August and was in emergency surgery in October with a number of significant colon tumors. I now will accept result from the PET only, which in my case has been able to pick up tumors that the CT can't (the latest round of scans this summer was CT=no tumors/PET=2 cm tumor). Hope this helps, Ann
Dx @ age 43, Sept. '09, Carcinosarcoma of the colon
Surgery (colon/sm. bowel res., node removal, peritoneum, hysterectomy):
9/09, 12/09, 10/10, 4/11, 12/11
FOLFOX/Avastin Feb.'10-Aug '10
Carbo-Taxol Dec.-Feb. 2011
9/13, PET; NED for now.