Sorry to hear that regrowth happen Big Jay.
It is unfortunate that there is no standard procudure. Each practicioner has own opinion and practice, and is luck of draw whom one gets.
I am dealing with 3 hospitals, 4 doctors, and they all have different opinions, my Radiologist thought that was over killing to have radiation for my stage, my second surgeon that was suppose to do surgery didn’t think that I need chemo, specially not so many rounds.
Stay positive, I know it’s easy to say, past you can’t change, you alerady had excellent reaction to chemo/rad, no methastasis happen, just local regrowth intra luminaly, that is very salvagable.
All the best!
55 year, male, never been seek in my life.
Diagnosed with T1,T2 N0 M0 rectal cancer, tumor 4.5cm,
Discovered by pure lack, after taking baby ASA, had blood in stool.
25 sessions of Chemo/rad finished end of January 2017, focus was on lymph nodes
Tumor erased, CCR, negative mri, ct, scope, no evidence of cancer
April 2017, folfox 8 rounds plus 2 rounds of xeloda
Sept.2017 CT , MRI negative