May 21, 2011 - 9:48 am
My wife has just been diagnosed with anal cancer via a colonoscopy. The whole tumor was removed during that procedure (I don't think that is standard is it?). I thought a biopsy was supposed to be done then radiation/chemo. The GI doc(kept referring to it as a polyp though-it is has squamous cells and is hpv positive) and lab report said the tumor is 15mm the Oncologist said about 2cm. She had a CT scan done that was supposedly clear, but came back with a 2mm spot on liver that they were confident it wasn't related to the anal cancer. The CT scan showed no lymph node involvement. She will start radiation and chem within a week. Is this normal? They did not stage it either. Any help would be appreciated.