Nov 01, 2012 - 7:46 pm
As I said. In another post, I haven't ever had a PET scan. Only CT scans. Today I asked the radiologist why and he said quote "while they certainly DO use pet scans at MDA the CT scans there are so very good that a PET is not always needed.". Ok, so I don't really know much more than I did! LOL! I am at the one year post tx landmark and NED, so whatever they decide is ok with me!
I also talked with the Radiation Dr. and he reiterated that I have SCC of the rectum, and while there are differences between anal and rectal squamous cell carcinoma they are treated basically the same. (I was confused because my biopsy and reports routinely say rectal. I asked before and was told anal SCC.) I suppose I confused things because I asked what to look under for info. There is very little on the net about rectal and treatment and outcome are the same. Hah! He said I was one of the special ones.....
Lorikat still in Houston....