Feb 07, 2014 - 7:52 pm
My radiation oncologist did a pelvic and anal exam (my cancer started in my rectum and created a fistula when it went into my vagina) and proclaimed me cancer free. The followiing week, I had an MRI which showed something smaller than the cancer but in the same area. My doctor said he's not concerned, because he thinks it's "radiation reaction" whatever that is. The CT scan also showed there is something there. The doctors who read the scans didn't come out and say it was cancer, but they hinted that it could be. Has anyone else had something similar happen, and if so, was it cancer or scar tissue or something else? I'm having a PET scan on Valentine's Day, but I heard that can show a false negative.
Thanks for any information offered.