roadrunner wrote:I was just using a colorful term for the area in the rectum that’s in the radiation field when rectal cancer is treated. Even with current technology, healthy rectal tissue is irradiated, which causes permanent damage. In some cases, this can lead to an accelerated polyp process in that area.
Gosh ! I never thought about this. A lot of the polys are in the rectal area as I do the sigmoid flex every 4 months , 6 months in the last couple of years.
This could potentially mean I should be doing a scope every other year forever to keep removing polyps.
I will ask the doctor about this possibility the next time ! He couldn't answer me when I asked why does he keep finding new polyps to remove !
Dx @ 39 F on WW managmeent
Nov 18 - Dx of a mid-rectal tumour at T3N1M0 (2cm) 7cm from AV
Dec 18 - CRT, 28 sessions + Capecitabine at 3000mg daily
Jan - Mar - WW in place (12 weeks)
Mar'19 - MRI, PET, sig flex and biopsy ordered to determine being a WW candidate.
Apr - CCR, surgery on hold. 6 cycles of Xelox.
Aug - 6 cycles of Xelox completed
Oct'19 - Flex sig, biopsy, PET/MRI
20-21 - Every 6 months - Full scope, Flex sig, biopsy, PET / MRI / CT
Jan 22 - NED - Flex sig, PET/CT
Jan 23 - NED - Flex sig, MRI