Just an update. Visited with my oncologist yesterday, she seems capable. Basically, we just set up blood work, to get my CEA levels, sent in the orders for an MRI and CT scan. Hopefully will get a call and get those done in the next week. She is in with Cleveland clinic, so I made sure to voice that I want a board certified surgeon from there. She referred me to them, so I am also waiting to hear from them, in order to set up a consult. After test results come back, then we'll proceed with the plan of action, based on her consulting with the radiation onc and the surgeon. I've calmed down quite a bit since the initial shock and am ready to get started destroying this thing. It seems to take forever for the gears of medical treatment to get rolling sometimes,so I'm trying not to be too impatient. I'll update when I get new info, and thanks again to everyone here, lifesavers in multiple ways.
By the glory, by the grace, by the strength of God, I will be made whole.
Aug 3, 18-colonoscopy, 5cm mass 12cm from AV rectal cancer
Aug 17-CT,chest and pelvis
CEA-.99-likely not a good marker
Clinical DX-T2/T3n1 -3cm mass, 13.5 from AV-might be colon? - let surgeon make determination
5 days radiation, surgery 2 weeks later, followed by chemo
Sept 10-14 radiation
Sept 25-CR lap surgery, temp loop ileostomy
Oct 2-stage T1N0M0