Hi! I thought I just posted this but I guess not. :/
I'm 32 y/o female recently completed 6 months of FOLFOX, after a LAR 11/2017 for Stage 3 rectal cancer. I had chemoradiation last August as well. My surgery went well with 1/16 lymph nodes involved and I have reversal scheduled for July 31. I was excited to get my CT scan results but heartbroken when they showed two small (1mm & 4 mm) lung nodules.... now I've gone from being confident, proactive & goal-oriented to a total mess.
The nurse said they weren't noted in previous CT scans but they may not have been looking for them either. I'm like: why not? I have cancer!
My communication with my onc is not great and if cancer were to return I would definitely be shopping for a new oncologist. In the meantime I trust his judgment to wait 3 months but am having a hard time managing my stress or finding any reliable source of information/comfort. I have made so many compromises this last year, endured so much humiliation & put up with 12 rounds of aggressive chemo hoping it would "mop up" what was left, so to see these results within 5 weeks of my last treatment is a shock. My pathology reports didn't indicate any kind of aggressive/metastatic cancer and my intuition up until now has been very good. I know too though that I am jumping to conclusions and thinking a bit irrationally. Any advice would be appreciated.
BTW, my doctor has never ever mentioned my CEA levels; these are something I've only read about online.