I’m coming up on my 1 year anniversary of diagnosis. (Stage 3, CC 2 nodes positive) I have always struggled with anxiety- specifically about getting cancer, (Oh the irony). Now that I’ve had cancer, and finished treatment, I’m becoming crippled with fear of recurrence. I have strange twinges of pain in my right rib area, off and on, sometimes the left side too. It does seem to be after eating mostly, but not always. My cea was tested a few weeks ago and was considered normal at 2.4, liver labs normal. All the while, I’m having this pain. On one hand I think- maybe I’m being paranoid and am too tuned in to every little twinge, but then I think- what if I wait to get checked out and regret it. I have a scan and colonoscopy scheduled for the end of July, debating wether to go in sooner.
I’m wondering how many people on here have had gallbladder issues following treatment. I’m hoping it’s that, and not a recurrence.
Diagnosed: June 2017 stage 3 colon cancer
Sigmoid colon, 2 nodes affected
CEA at diagnosis: 6
Sigmoid Colectomy and folfox (chemo complete January 31, 2018)
CEA 4/2018: 2.4
CEA 7/2018: 3.7
Colonoscopy 8/2018 clean
PET scan 8/20/18 clear (cea rise a mystery for now, doc said maybe all the smoke in my town from forest fires)
CEA 11/2018: 3.8