Oct 30, 2013 - 12:24 pm
My 79 year old mother was diagnosed with rectal cancer last month. She has seen the radiology oncologist to discuss the 6 weeks of radiation she will have prior to surgery. She had a PET scan on Monday. They saw a "spot on the lung" and now want her to see a thoracic surgeon to have a biopsy done. They won't start the radiation for the rectal cancer until they know what they are dealing with. My mom is a basket case....so nervous, can't sleep, etc. She can't see the thoracic surgeon until next week. If the spot is cancer, then what? Won't they still want to get going on the radiation for the rectal cancer?