Mar 29, 2013 - 11:14 am
Had my follow up exam with my colorectal surgeon yesterday two months out from treatment. The doc said he cannot see or feel the tumor. Very good news indeed! I was stage 1 when this all started and he will follow up with the digital exams every three months for two years and then on to every six months up to five years. He said my oncologist would do a ct scan after one year. I was wondering if that is pretty standard for my early stage? I was nervous about them not doing a ct scan on top of the digital and visual exams, but the doctor explained that at my age (49) they don't want to to put me thru unnecessary xrays as they want to keep me as healthy as possible as they expect me to be around a while. I think she said the ct scans are equal to 500 xrays if I heard right. Crazy! That made me feel better.