I am sorry to read of your upstage, but one thing I have noticed here is that with a higher staging will come with a more aggressive treatment plan and a better post treatment surveillance plan to seek out any reoccurrence.
This may sound scary to you, but it should reassure you that you are dealing with your cancer diagnosis with the best treatments and the most active surveillance program to keep up your future good health. Lower staged patients are sometimes not scanned as much and many do more worrying than knowing that things are on track and going well. Never be afraid of knowledge.
It is better to know, plan, and execute your treatment plan and have planned scans to ensure all is going well in the years to come.
Spouse of wife 47 years old
10/2014, Stage IV Metastatic CC
Lymph node involvement 12/15, w/ positive PET on para-aortic lymph nodes.
5 cm sigmoid tumor resection as well as positive Virchow lymph node.
KRAS mut, Highly Differentiated, Lynch Negative
Folfox and Avastin 1 YR (Oxi for 5 months) NED 05/2015
Zeloda and Avastin since 01/2016
Chemo break 03/2017, back on Zeloda and Avastin 04/2017.
"...Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other."