Jul 28, 2011 - 7:01 pm
OK ... I need some support. I had an excision of the anal lesion/ulcer which turned out to be a tumor/SCC and finished chemo radiation 5 months ago. The issue is I'm still having pain in the area of that ulcer/lesion/tumor excision. It burns at times, itches and aches ... mostly when I sit. It is very specific to the area that was operated on I'm fairly sure... "feels like something is there". Bleeding and pain on BM has passed unless I'm constipated... but do have some very small areas of blood on occasion .... certainly not bleeding like before diagnosis. I still have some slight control issues, but doing pretty good. My PET CT at 3 months was totally normal in early May and I also had an exam under anesthesia to look at the area and the colo-rectal surgeon said normal ... nothing to biopsy.
My question is did anyone else out there have surgery, like an excisional biopsy or even an attempt to remove the entire tumor and have continued pain like I'm having? I can't help but think this is re-occurrence given I'm 5 months out even though the colo-rectal surgeon believes this is due to radiation. Any ideas fellow survivors? I'm taking colazal and using proto-foam.