Sep 12, 2009 - 1:08 pm
I know this has been discussed somewhat in a previous post, but I still am questioning the differences. I've never had a PET scan, only CT scans. However, the CT scan I had initially right before my diagnosis didn't detect the colon cancer. The cancer was found through a colonoscopy, which was scheduled after my bloodwork showed extreme anemia. I haven't been feeling well, so my onc ordered another CT, which was clear. I also had a clear colonoscopy 7 months ago, but how do I know that the latest CT scan didn't show cancer in another area? Would a PET scan be more accurate in terms of seeing if there's cancer anywhere else?
I feel like I'm becoming a total worrywart - I think it's because I'm approaching my 5 year diagnosis date, plus I'm experiencing the same subtle symptoms I had before initial diagnosis. I have this fear that cancer is lurking somewhere, just taunting me because I'm so close to "cancer-free" status.
Thanks for your input!