Feb 26, 2005 - 6:28 am
In April, it will be 2 yrs since my surgery (dx with Stage III rectal cancer Dec 02, chemoradiation, surgery April 03, chemo finishing Aug 03). I've been NED since the surgery (yea). This 2 yr anniversary is a "biggie" for me, as I have heard that most recurrences happen within the first 2 years -- and it has developed into a big emotional milestone for me. I am already scheduled to have a CT scan in April. Today, my surgeon discussed with me the possibility of having a PET scan as well. She has some concern about the "over sensitivity" of the PET (false positives, etc.). But, I also know it can pick things up the CT cannot. My insurance will cover, so the $$ (which is huge) blessedly is not a factor. I'm leaning towards having the PET but I'd really welcome any views on this topic....