I did 25 sessions of chemo/radiation in January of this year and then had a scan in mid March to check the results. The scan showed the same dimensions as before the treatment for the main tumor. My surgeon says that it shrunk but gave no details, although he did state that he no longer sees the lymph nodes in the scan. Just wondering if anyone has went through chemo/radiation without any change to the tumor size? Also, does anyone know how long the radiation works after you are done with surgery? I am hoping that the tumor did shrink. My bowel movements tell me it did, but the scan said it did not.
11/29/18 Diagnosed T3N1 Rectal Cancer (Age 39, Male, no family history)
01/02/19--02/7/19--- 25 rounds radiation/chemo (Capecitabine 2000 mg)
04/15/19 Surgery, temp ileostomy