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by scared0304
Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Polyps at (relatively) young age...wonderibg how to advocate
Replies: 11
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Re: Polyps at (relatively) young age...wonderibg how to advocate

So my doc moved to Denver and new doc doesn't want to do the genetic testing and says insurance won't cover. Opted to do the Color test on my own and am awaiting the results. Figure I'll go from there. I'll keep you posted and appreciate your support. Kat520 - I have thought about doing the Color t...
by scared0304
Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Questions about blood on tissue......
Replies: 2
Views: 480

Re: Questions about blood on tissue......

Any thoughts on this, should I email my GI doctor? I haven’t had blood since but I also haven’t had another bowel movement. The blood was pinkish in color and not a lot. Any thoughts please?
by scared0304
Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Questions about blood on tissue......
Replies: 2
Views: 480

Questions about blood on tissue......

I had a colonoscopy on December 1, 2017 due to bowel issues that I had been having for several months. During the colonoscopy my GI doc removed one 5mm tubular adenoma from my ascending colon. I am only 42yo and he noted that I was young to have an adenoma. I am scheduled for a repeat colonoscopy in...
by scared0304
Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Feeling stressed....
Replies: 29
Views: 3222

Re: Feeling stressed.

All over and all good. Thanks for the help and support. Good luck Susie![/quote]


How did it go, I assume when you say all good, they didn't find any polyps?
by scared0304
Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Feeling stressed....
Replies: 29
Views: 3222

Re: Feeling stress

Thanks Maggie Neil. Good of you to reply. My colonoscopy is next Tuesday pm. I'm already watching what I eat. I will see my nurse next month, 11 months after the last appt. I do have some Lorazapam tablets to shut me up, but driving is not advised. They are two years old but should work if I had to...
by scared0304
Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Feeling stressed....
Replies: 29
Views: 3222

Re: Feeling stressed....

https://www.ihadcancer.com/sites/default/files/scanxiety_is_also_fear_-_quote.png I LOVE this Maggie Nell......I do have scanxiety, but I also have anxiety because of the wait leading up to the scan/test. Since my colonoscopy, I think about the fact that my doctor found a polyp daily and I don't wa...
by scared0304
Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Feeling stressed....
Replies: 29
Views: 3222

Re: Feeling stressed....

First of all yes a polyp can both be tubular and sessile, tubular is the “look” and Sessile is the “type”. Sessile just means it’s flat and not on a stalk, both are perfectly normal. Here is a link to understand the report. https://www.cancer.org/treatment/understanding-your-diagnosis/tests/underst...
by scared0304
Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Feeling stressed....
Replies: 29
Views: 3222

Re: Feeling stressed....

Receiving a health-scare like you have brings you face-to-face with your own mortality and does your head in as we say in Australia. You now have a 'before' polyp and 'after' polyp divide down the middle of your life and it's a Big. Bloody. Deal. to you - it's your body. It's grown something nasty ...
by scared0304
Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Feeling stressed....
Replies: 29
Views: 3222

Re: Feeling stressed....

You don’t have cancer. You have much to be thankful for. Don’t borrow trouble by consulting Dr Google. A repeat colonoscopy in 3 years is a very reasonable follow up. KimT you are so right, I have so much to be thankful for. I think MaggieNell summed up my state of mind perfectly. I was thrown a cu...
by scared0304
Thu Dec 28, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Feeling stressed....
Replies: 29
Views: 3222

Feeling stressed....

I’m feeling stressed and looking for some encouragement. First, I do not want to offend any of you brave fighters with my questions, I ask my questions here because I know there is a wealth of knowledge on this board! I posted a couple of weeks ago about a 5mm precancerous tubular Adenoma that was r...
by scared0304
Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Anxiety and questions about follow up and tubular adenoma
Replies: 20
Views: 1739

Re: Anxiety and questions about follow up and tubular adenoma

I don't think you need to worry right now. According to the MD Anderson protocol for colonoscopy followup, I think 5 years is normal if you have only one or two small tubular adenomas. See document below, page 3 https://www.mdanderson.org/content/dam/mdanderson/documents/for-physicians/algorithms/s...
by scared0304
Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Anxiety and questions about follow up and tubular adenoma
Replies: 20
Views: 1739

Re: Anxiety and questions about follow up and tubular adenoma

Polyps at 5mm and under don’t often end up cancerous and tubular is the best look for it to have. Only around 10% of all Adeomas becomes cancerous that 90% that don’t. They most often make the checkup scale 1, 3 or 5 years depends on the report. They know approximately how fast it takes for a polyp...
by scared0304
Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Anxiety and questions about follow up and tubular adenoma
Replies: 20
Views: 1739

Re: Anxiety and questions about follow up and tubular adenoma

Thanks to all of you for your feedback..... I'm wondering if I told my PCP that I wanted a colonoscopy at 3 years instead of 5 years, if my insurance would cover it? Do any of you know the answer to that? As for the genetic testing is that something my insurance would pay for based on my history? Wh...
by scared0304
Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Anxiety and questions about follow up and tubular adenoma
Replies: 20
Views: 1739

Anxiety and questions about follow up and tubular adenoma

I have been lurking for several days and I am so impressed by the wealth of information and support given on this website. I am hoping that someone can offer some insight after my recent procedure. After suffering from severe stomach pain and a change in bowel movements (loose stool, several times a...

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