I was diagnosed with stage 2 colon cancer in Nov. 2018. My oncologist determined I needed no treatments since no cancer was found in the lymph nodes or anywhere else. Also, something about my cancer cells being lazy, non aggressive. I do have to be scanned twice a year and a yearly colonoscopy yearly. My colonoscopy was good this past November other than two small pre cancerous polyps which were removed. However, my January CT scan showed a thickening of my colon under my rib cage. My cancerous tumor was in the lower sigmoid colon. My oncologist seemed not to be very concerned, but scheduled me another scan in 3 months to look at it again. My question is what are the chances of another tumor growing quickly enough that it would return and cause the CT to show thickening only two months after the colonoscopy?? Also my CEA has jumped from 2.6 in June to 3.9 in January. I am awaiting an oral surgeon’s appt to take out two infected wisdom teeth, and was wondering if the could be the cause of my CEA elevation. I know I shouldn’t worry, but the cancer word is scary once I was diagnosed.
Thanks for any opinions.