May 02, 2005 - 10:38 pm
I was diagnosed with stage II colon cancer and had surgery in the Fall of 1999. I went through 6 months of chemo (5FU cocktail). I have had back pain (on the left side) for 2 1/2 years. Recent CT and bone scans have been negative. In October, I had what I thought was a bruise in a rib. It has not gone away. Now I have at least 7 other sore spots in my ribs and one on my breast bone. I am scheduled for a Pet scan next week. The onc said these pains might be in my joints. Several pains are on my sides which makes me wonder. It is my understanding that colon cancer usually goes to the lungs and/or liver.
Has anyone had a problem with colon cancer going to the bones? If so, what was your prognosis and treatment?
Thanks for any help.