This is my first post. I just don't know who else to say these things too.
I was diagnosed with stage IIIc colon cancer in September 2015 at the age of 27. They removed a tumor that was blocking my lower sigmoid colon, along with part of my colon. They also removed several lymph nodes. Then I started 12 rounds of folfox and 5-fu chemotherapy in October 2015, finishing in March 2016. My first colonoscopy after chemo was clear, in July 2016. CT scan in October 2016 was also clear. My blood work has been good.
I just got a second CT scan and a bone scan done two days ago. I had been complaining of back pain since October 2016, and my oncologist had left it up to me if I wanted my second CT scan at 6,9 or 12 months. I am extremely anxious so I just decided to do it now.
So they told me the results yesterday. They stated all my organs are clear as well as my bones. But they found enlarged lymph nodes in my peritoneal cavity/abdomen. So, tomorrow I get my urgent pet scan. They said the results of that will determine if a biopsy is needed.
I am nervous and scared. It could be nothing - the NP said scarring, or inflammation, or due to recent GI distress, which I have had for the past two weeks. I basically am jumping to worst case scenario and am having a hard time being rational and positive.
Stage IIIc colon cancer 9/2015. Sigmoid colon resection, removal of tumor.
12 folfox/5fu treatments 10/15- 3/16.
Clear CT scan 4/16.
Clear colonoscopy 7/16.
Clear CT scan 10/16.
Clear bone scan 4/17.
Found enlarged lymph nodes in peritoneal cavity 4/17 on CT scan.
Pet scan confirmed enlarged retroperitoneal lymph node 4/17.
Clear pelvic MRI 4/17.
CEA up to 3.2 from 1.9 in 2/17.