Nov 29, 2003 - 11:54 pm
Hi to all, I had rectal cancer, surgery which resulted in an ileostomy, then had chemo/radiation. Could not finish all my chemo due to anorexia. My question is--after you have had surgery/chemo/radiation, what follow up tests do your doctors order for you? How often do you get a CT scan, colonoscopy, blood tests, etc? Just trying to find out what is the norm. I had stage 3 rectal cancer, with a trace of cancer in one lymph node, have not had a CT scan for over a year, same with colonoscopy. Do have blood tests every 4 months and recently had a sigmoidoscopy which showed no problems. I guess it's different for everybody but would be interested to hear how often your doctors order tests for you in the first two year. Thanks in advance for your replies.
All the best, Karlen