Understanding a metastatic diagnosis
If your doctor suspects your cancer has progressed, there are a number of tests he or she may do. These may include:
- An ultrasound
- An X-ray
- A CT or PET scan
- An MRI
If your colorectal cancer has metastasized, it can be a shock. You might feel overwhelmed, scared, or even angry. Everyone reacts differently, but it’s important to take the time you need to absorb this information. Reach out to loved ones, family, friends, and even others with your condition for support throughout this time.
Remember, you are not alone
people in the US were living with colorectal cancer in 2014
new cases of colorectal cancer were estimated in 2017
Although metastatic cancer is a more severe stage, there are treatments available to help—so that you can keep fighting for what matters most to you.