Big Jay wrote:I did do watch and wait. At my one year scope we (I saw we because I stay awake for the flex sig) saw that something wasn't right. There was more fleshiness.. nodularity in medical terms... next to the scar that hadn't been there before. Biopsy came back as cancer. So, time to go back to the original plan for the TME. If it's coming back on the surface it may be coming back deeper into the muscle wall.
Sorry to hear about the recurrence but at 9 cm from the anal verge you're still at fairly low risk for LARS. Be sure your surgeon is willing and experienced at doing a low ligation of the IMA. That will give you the best chances at a good outcome.