Hi, sorry to hear this but great that they could operate promptly. I had a similar issue - not for my initial diagnosis, but shortly after my rectal resection. An abdo CT scan said ‘all clear’, a PET said ‘something fishy’, then a liver MRI found a small met hiding near the hepatic vein. Fortunately my docs were thorough with the scans and after some chemo it was able to be resected. When they went back to the CT they could see the spot, but it was so poorly imaged as to not be picked up by the radiologist at the time. Unfortunately there’s a difference in accuracy using scans to correlate/confirm a diagnosis, vs discovery for new stuff. Also different imaging modes work better in different organs - CTs & livers are particularly inaccurate apparently, and so now I have dedicated liver MRIs as part of my surveillance. They’re long and expensive, but in my case worth it.
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10/2018 Dx RC, 12cm high
Mod diff, EMVI+ LVI+. 4 liver mets
pT3N1aM1a Stage IVa. MSS NRAS G13R
CEA: Nov-18= 14, Mar-19= 2.4, Aug-19 <2.0, Mar-20=2.2, May-20=1.9, Jun-20=2.1, Sep-20: 2.1, Dec-20: 2.3, Mar-21=2.5
11/18 FOLFOX x6
3/19 Liver resection
5/19 25x pelvic radiation; complete met. response
07/19 ULAR w ileo, 1/27 LN+
08/19 Found liver spot
08/19 FOLFOX x1, FOLFOXIRI x1, FOLFIRI x5
12/19 Liver resection
02/20 Ileo reversed
03/20 NED (CT/PET/MRI/scope) - latest scans Mar ‘21