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    gsusan wrote on warrior3's wall

    Have to share my good news...A Wonderful Day...my PET scan results show no cancer, all clear. Suddenly all of the post radiation aches and pains don't seem to hurt as much. Looking forward to Spring here in upstate New York. Yipeeee.

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      warrior3

      YAY!!!! That is the absolute best news and I am so so happy for you. Relax and enjoy that amazing feeling - you're a survivor for sure! Thanks for sharing your good news :)

      over 4 years ago
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    W3...thanks for info. more questions..originally I had an external anal cancer lesion which they removed in surgery and a mass found inside (which was then targeted w/ radiation). I am in the waiting zone right now after chemo/radiation treatments that ended at end of Jan. Have PET scan this Friday.
    Can the PET scan show the mass as well if still there or does it just light up any cancer cells and that is all? I have this sick feeling the mass is still there and they will have to do surgery to remove and then the ....ostomy thing. I hope not. I'm so nervous.

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    Warrior3...i completed my chemo/radiation at end of January. I am still not back to work due to a tough recovery (from radiation). I wondered when you had surgery in your treatment plan and whether you returned to work. Did you have a mass as well? I will have a PET scan next week and surgeon plans to take a look inside for mass in hospital in early May. I am going crazy as I don't know when or if I will be able to return to work. gsusan

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    gsusan asked a questionAnal Cancer

    swollen ankles

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      SueRae1

      Not sure what you want to know about swollen ankles, but every type of chemo i have been on has caused mine to swell to some degree. In fact I've had 3 Doppler scans since 2010 to verify that I did not have blood clots in my legs. I started taking a low dose of lasix which helped mitigate the issue.

      over 4 years ago
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      There are a myriad of things which can cause swollen ankles. Assuming your ticker is tick tocking away blythly, a simple possible fix is to brew a tea made of dried corn silk (available at a local herb shop) and drink it down. The stuff absorbs excess uric acid which is often (but not always) the culprit. Certain fish (like herring) are quite high in uric acid. Just one idea. Have you shown your ankles to the doc?

      over 4 years ago
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      gsusan

      omg...thank you both. silly me, was trying to search for info on swollen ankles and instead posted it as a two word statement, geepers!! I ended up having to go to the E.R. where they did an ultrasound on my legs to make sure no blood clot. My oncologist insisted since it was the wknd. So for now, elevating legs. I wondered why this happened 6 wks. after last radiation/7 wks. after last chemo tmt. Annnnyyyway...i thank you both. I may try the tea, thanks.

      over 4 years ago