Cancer returned on bowel tissue join and para aortic lymph node,to start treatment or not??!!
Hi all,am T3 colon cancer that has been operated on in 2018 given clear scan and 2018 but now it's back in joint tissue of bowel ,1cm,then in para aortic lymph nodes. I have been told that there are only 2 types of chemo available at all to me and that my team want to use them to maximum effect ie when they feel they are most needed.It was explained to me that it was like having a lawn with 2 bottles of weed killer,then tou had to decide when to use your only remaining 2 bottles of weed killer.At the moment they said it's like I only have 2 weeds so best to wait until there are more ?My thinking is that surely shouldn't cancer be nipped in the bud rather than let it spread ?I understand the analogy of the weeds but can't really get it with cancer because cancer kills weeds only damage a lawn and it can recover whereas cancer will take over if left alone,don't know what to do and second opinion ,I have been told would delay things,also why do some of us get PET scans and MRI scans ,i have never had either only ever been offered ct scans.I want to trust my team but am finding it hard ,it is my life after all ,not just something minor like an in growing toenail!! Any answers greatly welcomed as I am lost and scared !