Anal cancer and long term pain

LindaLeger Member Posts: 4
edited March 2014 in Colorectal Cancer #1
I am a long term anal cancer survivor. I was diagnosed and treated in 1998-1999. I had 5FU and Mytomycin-C and 5 weeks of radiation treatment. Now I have muscle pain, stiffness and limited range of motion in all of the areas that were radiated. Has anyone else experienced this type of situation? Please reply. I am very worried and need help.


  • hopefulone
    hopefulone Member Posts: 1,043
    I'm sorry I don't have the answer your seeking, but try posting also under the colorectal category, perhaps someone there can assist. God Bless.
  • whatnow2
    whatnow2 Member Posts: 4
    Hi, I got through with treatment in April of 2007. I still have cramps and occassional bleeding, along with having accidents and lots of mucus going on. I got so worried that the cancer was either still around or coming back. did have a cat scan that showed 2 spots. There was some talk about radiation toxcity, and that it may or may not go away. Went to Dr and he said he was almost sure it wasn't cancer, but to ease my mind and to make sure I should get another biopsy and colonospy. My fear is that for the rest of my life I will have these symptoms and won't know when I will have an accident. All I do know is I will not keeping asking why this is happening and trying to find a way to ease these symptoms. Good luck.