DK2006 Member Posts: 126
edited March 2014 in Colorectal Cancer #1
Thanks for all of your advice!! With stage 3a colon cancer, I have not had ANY CT scans,ever. All of my metabolic enzymes are normal and my oncologist keeps telling me that she "sees" problems in liver function enzymes before she "sees" it on the scan. You have all answered my question, I am probably the only person here without any scan! For my own piece of mind, I need to be more persistant and insist on at least a baseline CT scan. It's really nice to have such an educated group of people to get advice from. Thank you so much! Donna


  • Moesimo
    Moesimo Member Posts: 1,072 Member

    Welcome to our group. If I were you, I would call my doc ASAP and want a scan of chest, abd, and pelvis right away. You should tell him/her that it is the standard of care for a baseline cat scan and you should have one every 3 mos. for one year and then every six mos. until you are 5 years out. If they dont agree I would find a doc at a major cancer center, right away.

    I was 46 when diagnosed with my T2N1 rectal tumor - 2 positive nodes. That was almost 3 years ago and I have had many. many scans. Its the standard of care.

    Let us know what happens.

  • Kanort
    Kanort Member Posts: 1,272 Member
    Hi Donna,

    Welcome to our group. I am a two year survivor of Stage 3 sigmoid cancer, and I had a PET/CT scan prior to my surgery and then every four months for the first year. I am glad you found our group. Knowledge is empowering and will be one of your best assets in fighting this disease.

    All my best,