Ehut wrote:I had the reverse case a few months ago, where the CT showed some ill defined tissue behind the anastomosis, so my surgeon recommended a PET/CT which showed almost no uptake so he wasn't concerned anymore. I suspect a biopsy will be the next step for you.
Hi everyone - it has been a long while since I have posted anything here ... admitedly, it was nice pretending like I had returned to a “normal” life where cancer was no longer a possibility ... well, today I have been reminded that once you have entered this world (cancer), there is really no leaving it behind.
My routine contrast enhanced CT scans today have revealed a new 13mm nodular density along the posterior margin of the anastomatic suture (sigmoid) that is concerning for recurrence.
My original colon resection surgery was in June 2011 ... no local recurrences since then.
The radiologist has recommended a PET or Colonoscopy as a next step. I am scheduled to see my oncologist next Tuesday ... was hoping for a routine check-in, but we shall see.
Meanwhile, I am wondering if anyone here has had a similar experience ao far out from original surgery ... and if regardless of the timing, what if any other possibilities have come up other than a recurrence.
Just need to know if there are other things this could be ...