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CT scan shows spot...scared

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Aims669
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Hi, I've been on this site before, but not for a while. I've always found this to be a comforting community. I had a 3 month follow up appt. today (last chemo was one year ago). My CT scan shows a small spot in my rectum. I'm now going to be scheduled for a PET scan and a rectal ultrasound. The original dx was rectal cancer (4/08). I had radiation, surgery and chemo. Has anyone else been through this? And what happens if it is cancer again? I'm a little freaked out. Thanks, Amy

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dianetavegia
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I've not had rectal cancer but did read that rectal cancer that reoccurs in the same area does not count as Stage IV. That's good news.

I assume they'll treat it all over again, same way.

Hang in there!
Diane

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tootsie1
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I don't know the answer, but just wanted to say I'll be praying that it's NOT cancer.

*hugs*
Gail

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Aims669
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Thanks for your kind words. I'm still nervous, but feel better this morning. I'm going to take it one step at a time like I've done since April 08. I'm calling to find out my PET scan date this morning.

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Aims669
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Hi and thanks for any and all good thoughts. I had the PET scan yesterday. Doctor called today and said the spot doesn't appear to be cancer. I'm taking a big deep breath and sending out my gratitude. He'd like to do an ultrasound to find out what the spot is, but quite frankly, if it is not a recurrence, I don't care what it is!

AnneCan
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Congratulations, you must be relieved!

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tootsie1
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That's so wonderful! I was hoping and praying that would be the news you got. Hope you're doing a very happy dance today!

*hugs*
Gail

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